National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC)
21 Sep 2023
The Supreme Court has permanently revoked political rights of Pannika Wanich, the former spokesperson of the now-defunct Future Forward Party, retaining only her right to vote.
6 Sep 2023
Former culture minister Itthiphol Khunpluem faces an arrest warrant after failing to appear in court to defend himself against accusations of malfeasance from when he was the mayor of Pattaya’ in 2008. A news source reports that he has flown to a neighbouring country.
26 Jul 2023
A Move Forward Party (MFP) MP has revealed additional evidence of alleged asset concealment by Saksayam Chidchob, the suspended Transport Minister, and prepares to file a complaint with the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC).
8 Apr 2022
Pareena Kraikupt, MP for Ratchaburi in the ruling Palang Pracharat Party (PPRP) has been found guilty of serious ethics violation, resulting in a life-long ban from political positions at any level and loss of the right to vote for 10 years, punishments some see as overkill.
13 Jun 2020
An Army sergeant has spoken out after finding himself involved in military corruption and has received a questionable lengthy punishment for his pains. Military reform, civilian control and systematic external monitoring are needed to shed light on an uncomfortable truth within the Thai military.
18 Jun 2019
Even if the cabinet arrangement fails to hold a majority in the House, the junta can still function minimally with help of the Constitution and unelected Senate.
8 Jan 2018
A small tornado bursts through the door of the meeting room. And stops dead in its tracks. ‘Where is everyone?’ ‘Sir?’ ‘Why is there no one here? There’s supposed to be a meeting.’ ‘Quite so, sir.’ ‘I rushed like mad to get here on time and look, by my watch I am in fact a bit late.’ ‘Late, sir? But the meeting isn’t scheduled to start for another quarter of an hour.’ ‘What are you talking about? Look here, my watch says I’m ten min- Oh. Two hours and ten minutes late.’
19 Dec 2017
The junta’s lawmakers have proposed a law which will allow authorities to tap the phones of politicians suspected of corruption. On 19 December 2017, Meechai Ruchupan, chairperson of the junta-appointed Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC), expressed concern that the junta’s National Legislative Assembly (NLA) is proposing to grant the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) power to track the communication devices of people holding political positions. The CDC chairman is worried that the proposal would give too m
22 Sep 2017
Police officers have arrested a pro-democracy activist on his way to the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC). On 22 September 2017, six police officers arrested Waranchai Chokchana, an independent political activist. The police presented an arrest warrant for Waranchai issued in 2016, which states that he is accused of trespassing into the NACC building in 2014 with a political group to call for the NACC to stop its investigation into irregularities in the rice-pledging scheme of the Yingluck administration.
20 Sep 2017
Families of the victims of the 2010 military crackdown have called on the authorities to revive charges against those responsible for the deadly crackdown, saying the case is not over yet despite a recent Supreme Court ruling.
8 Sep 2017
“Today, the struggle is not over yet. This mother will struggle until the end...I believe that the perpetrators will not get away,” said Payao Akhad, mother of Kamolkate Akhad, a medic who was killed during the 2010 crackdown on red-shirt protesters. She spoke while lighting incense for her late daughter at Ratchaprasong intersection in central Bangkok on 31 August 2017.
1 Sep 2017
Family members of the victims of the 2010 crackdown on red-shirt protesters have denounced the Supreme Court verdict to dismiss murder charges against former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and Suthep Thaugsuban, his former deputy.