NACC soon to make public progress on corruption cases


BANGKOK, 14 August 2011 – The office of National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) will soon announce progress on all important corruption cases it has been working on.

According to NACC member Klanarong Chantik, the NACC is preparing to make public progress report on major corruption cases by the end of August or the beginning of September. Mr. Klanarong elaborated that the progress had been made in the investigation of many cases such as cheating on the district chief officer’s examination involving Mr. Wongsak Sawatpanich, the Interior Ministry’s computer procurement scandal involving ex-Interior Minister Chaovarat Chanweerakul.

The NACC member, however, said that possible delay on some cases might occur due to a temporary lack of personnel, citing about 100 officers were currently set aside to deal with the staffs screening process to be relocated to provincial areas.

When asked about his opinion towards the new administration led by Pheu Thai Party, Mr. Klanarong stated that the NACC and himself could still perform the tasks without getting uncomfortable since the investigation would be conducted based on evidences. He also reaffirmed that the commission would be unbiased and refrain from being fault-finding.