BANGKOK, 10 April 2014 – The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) has appointed Deputy Permanent Secretary for Finance Supa Piyajitti as a new commissioner, replacing a retiring member.
The NACC’s selection committee convened on Wednesday to vote for a candidate who would replace outgoing commissioner Jaidet Pornchaiya after he had reached the retirement age of 70. As a result, Ms Supa came out on top with two votes, which were more than two-thirds of the total.
Ms Supa’s name will now be presented to the Senate for approval at its next assembly, after which royal endorsement will also be sought.
While serving as head of the subcommittee scrutinizing the government’s rice pledging scheme, Ms Supa was known for her audacious move in uncovering evidence of corruption in the controversial scheme. She was sacked from the chairperson’s post afterwards.