Cabinet approves bill in aid of people involved in anti-corruption work

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Government spokesperson Lt. Gen. Sansern Kaewkumnerd.
Government spokesperson Lt. Gen. Sansern Kaewkumnerd.

Bangkok – The Cabinet has endorsed a draft law on the support and protection of people who are engaged in the fight against corruption.

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After the weekly Cabinet meeting, government spokesperson Lt. Gen. Sansern Kaewkumnerd disclosed that the Cabinet gave the green light to the draft law which was proposed by the Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission to ensure support and safety for those contributing to anti-corruption efforts in the country.

The bill will in the near future be forwarded to the National Legislative Assembly for final consideration. Once approved and enacted, it would lay down directions, methods and mechanisms in support of public members in raising awareness against corruption and reporting irregularities or corrupt practices to responsible organizations.

A committee would be established to specifically provide protection for any informants. Should such individuals be harassed or threatened by influential figures or state officials, the latter would be subjected to severe punishment.