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  • OPINION

    Lead by example

    News, Editorial, Published on 26/07/2019

    » As Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha declared fighting corruption in the public sector as one of his government's policies in parliament yesterday, he and his cabinet ministers must not just live up to this promise, but also lead by example. Submitting their asset and debt declaration to the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) in a transparent and honest manner is the first step for them to prove that this is not just an empty promise.

  • OPINION

    Scandal needs closer watch

    News, Editorial, Published on 03/12/2018

    » It has been a year since Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon showed off his diamonds and a costly watch too ostentatiously to miss. It occurred at Government House as ministers gathered for a portrait-photoshoot of the "Prayut 5" cabinet. Gen Prawit raised his hand to shield his eyes from the sun, his cuff shot up, and Bangkok Post photographer Chanat Katanyu framed and caught the display of costly bling in a now-classic photo.

  • OPINION

    Asset declaration law angers academics

    News, Editorial, Published on 11/11/2018

    » A new regulation issued by the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) that requires university council members to declare their assets and liabilities has drawn mixed reactions.

  • OPINION

    Credibility of NACC on line

    News, Editorial, Published on 09/12/2017

    » The stakes are high and the public has high expectations for the anti-graft agency's probe into how Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon acquired a luxury watch and expensive diamond ring and whether he concealed those items in previous asset declarations.

  • OPINION

    Watched by big brothers

    News, Editorial, Published on 16/08/2017

    » The arrest last week of an investigative reporter going about his job has put the spotlight once again on the uneven prosecution of corruption -- and the apparent use of favouritism and intimidation in some cases. Reporter Natthaporn Weeranun of the Isra News Agency was looking into the background of a National Anti-Corruption Commission probe. The NACC has announced it is interested in a possibly false declaration of assets by retired Pol Gen Patcharawat Wongsuwon. He is both a former national police chief, and the younger brother of Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon.

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