Senators want explanation from gov on media intervention

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BANGKOK, 22 August 2011-Senate Somchai Sawangkarn wants Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and related ministers to answer his questions concerning the government’s media intervention while calling on the government to be clear on the Sovereign Wealth Funds 

During the House meeting today, Mr. Somchai said he wanted clarification over the suspected media intervention, adding that even though it had not been proven that some of them could have been under the government’s control, but some of the news content was evidently being presented in its favor.

He cited the rumor concerning the removal of the entire MCOT’s board of executives as an indication to support his claim. Meanwhile, Senator Kamnoon Sittasaman said he wanted to be clear whether the government would amend the Money Act 1958 when the Commerce Ministry expressed its intention to tap into Foreign Exchange Reserves.