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  • EASY NEWS

    Big Brother watch scandal continues

    Gregory Morrissey, Published on 18/12/2017

    » Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon has been spotted wearing another luxury watch, adding to questions over the government's "big brother" asset scandal.

  • THAILAND

    Activist slams new Prawit watch find

    News, Aekarach Sattaburuth, Published on 15/12/2017

    » Political activist Srisuwan Janya will today petition the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) to examine more evidence in connection with Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon's possession of luxury watches.

  • OPINION

    Graft fight tools needed

    News, Postbag, Published on 13/12/2017

    » Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha's welcome and strong anti-corruption words must be backed by action, for as Confucius said, "The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions". Gen Prayut states, "Thai people must reject and no longer tolerate any kind of corruption. .. if all parties help one another to fight against it …we can do it."

  • THAILAND

    ACT boss eyes end to tea time

    News, Kornchanok Raksaseri, Published on 11/12/2017

    » Despite new methods of corruption, persistent calls for money among government officials and doubts surrounding some of those in power, Mana Nimitmongkol, secretary-general of the Anti-Corruption Organisation of Thailand (ACT), says the environment for fighting corruption in Thailand has improved.

  • 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.

  • THAILAND

    Jail for 'unusually rich' former transport secretary

    Online Reporters, Published on 26/09/2017

    » Former permanent secretary for transport Supoj Saplom has been sentenced to 10 months in jail for failure to declare assets in a high-profile case arising from a burglary at his house while he was at his daughter's wedding.

  • THAILAND

    Mahidol Uni's choice for rector hits flak

    News, Dumrongkiat Mala, Published on 31/08/2017

    » A group of Mahidol University (MU) lecturers has opposed the appointment of Banchong Mahaisavariya as the new rector of the institution, raising questions about his previous stint as a vice president of the university.

  • 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.

  • THAILAND

    NACC provincial offices face closure

    News, Mongkol Bangprapa, Published on 05/08/2017

    » The provincial offices of the National Anti Corruption Commission (NACC) are likely to be dissolved under a new organic law governing the country's top anti-corruption agency.

  • THAILAND

    State subsidy plans put to haggle test

    Business, Wichit Chantanusornsiri, Published on 04/07/2017

    » The Finance Ministry is negotiating with the Budget Bureau for an 80-billion-baht budget to finance the government's subsidy and welfare scheme to alleviate poverty.

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