NACC yet to decide if members of National Reform Council should declare assets


BANGKOK, 18 August 2014  – The National Anti-Corruption Commission has not decided to recommend whether members of the soon-to-be-established National Reform Council should declare their assets. 

The consideration on such a recommendation became a headline after the anti-graft agency asked members of the National Council for Peace and Order to declare all their assets to the NACC.

Gen, Paiboon Koomchaya, the NCPO’s chief of justice affairs, has said that all members will be ready to follow the advice although NACC secretary-general Sansern Poljiak affirmed that the final decision to declare assets remains each individual’s willingness as no law has called for it.

Mr. Sansern also said that the NACC will not be able to disclose to public details of any NCPO members’s wealth, if filed, because existing laws only permit such an action in the case of lawmakers and certain civil servants.

For the National Reform Council, which has not been set up, Mr. Sansern said that the NACC will have to discuss the issue of asset declaration with the office of the secretariat of the NRC because this widely-anticipated council is a new body that has never existed before and no law has been written to govern them yet.