National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC)
27 Jun 2017
Thailand’s junta-appointed parliament has passed a bill that will install a committee tasked with ensuring that future governments adhere to the National Council for Peace and Order’s (NCPO) strategic plans for the next twenty years. Governments which fail to bring to life the NCPO’s wishes will face prosecution by the National Anti-Corruption Commission.
12 Jun 2017
The Supreme Court has accepted a lawsuit against a former government investigator who dared to accuse Abhisit and Suthep of murder for ordering the bloody military crackdown on anti-establishment red-shirt protesters in 2010.
26 Jan 2017
A global report has ranked Thailand’s perceived level of corruption at 101st out of 176 countries, due to its undemocratic political climate and pervasive corruption. Though the junta has set the elimination of corruption as a policy priority, Thailand’s ranking has slipped down Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2016 from joint 76th in 2015 to joint 101st. Its score also dropped from 38 out of 100, to 35.
27 Dec 2016
Thailand’s National Anti-Corruption Commission has refused to award its annual transparency award, saying none of the nominated organisations satisfied its criteria for good governance. While 11 organisations were highly commended, no organisations received the rating of ‘excellent’ required to win the award, according to the National Anti-Corruption Commission’s (NAC) website. This is the first year no organisation has won the award, which is in its sixth year.
7 Oct 2016
The Chair of the Department of Public Prosecutor Commission (DPPC) has removed the Deputy Director-General of the DPPC after he supported a call to investigate corruption allegations against the junta leader’s brother.
19 Sep 2016
A political activist has asked the Thai authorities to probe the construction in northern Thailand of a dike named after a sister-in-law of the Thai junta leader. Meanwhile, a company where her son is a share-holder reportedly won two construction projects from the Thai Army.
8 Sep 2016
After a lengthy probe into the royal monument park corruption scandal, the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) concluded no trace of corruption was found in the construction overseen by the Thai army. On 7 September 2016, Pol Gen Watcharapol Prasarnrajkit, the NACC chairman, announced that the NACC investigation committee had found no evidence of corruption in the procurement procedure for the construction of Rajabhakti Park.
10 Aug 2016
The Thai military have intimidated an environmental activist who is calling for the nullification of the result of the referendum on the junta-backed draft charter, saying the referendum was unfair. Srisuwan Janya, Secretary-General of a political group called the Association to Protect the Thai Constitution (APTC), posted a message on his FB account at 9:19 am on Tuesday, 9 August 2016, reporting that several soldiers in uniform again visited his house in Bangkok.
11 Apr 2016
On the sixth anniversary of the political violence of 10 April 2010, families of people who died commemorated their loss. On Sunday, 10 April 2016, a political activist group called ‘Chili Peppers’ organised an event at Khok Wua Intersection, Bangkok, to mourn the people who died at the beginning of the military crackdown on demonstrators of the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD), the main red-shirt faction, on 10 April 2010.
20 Feb 2016
High-ranking police officials including a well-known police spokesman will be prosecuted for allegedly installing a communications device atop Bangkok’s tallest building for a “suspicious purpose” during last August’s Bike for Mom event. Lt. Gen. Prawut Thavornsiri and other unnamed officers face prosecution for malfeasance after their case was forwarded to the national police chief today, according to deputy police chief Sriwarah Rangsitpramkul.
17 Feb 2016
The Appeal Court has dismissed murder charges against Abhisit Vejjajiva, former Prime Minister, and Suthep Thaugsuban, his former deputy, over ordering the violent military crackdown on the anti-establishment red-shirt protesters during the April-May 2010 political violence. On Wednesday morning, 17 February 2016, the Appeal Court confirmed the ruling of the Court of First Instance and dismissed murder charges against Abhisit, the head of the Democrat Party, and Suthep, former deputy PM under Abhisit.
7 Jan 2016
Families of the victims of the military crackdown on the anti-establishment red-shirt protesters during the political violence in April-May 2010 have vowed to struggle for justice, branding as ‘shameful’ the recent ruling not prosecute those who authorised the crackdown.