Graft Watchdog Urges Thai Govt To Look Into Flood Projects
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Posted 2012-08-02 06:13:35
Graft watchdog urges govt to look into flood projects
BANGKOK: -- The Anti-Corruption Network is calling on the government to look into the water-management projects in Chiang Mai and Ayutthaya, after it received information about certain officials benefiting from them.
Pramon Sutivong, the network's chairman, said the case had been passed on to the National Anti-Corruption Commission for further investigation.
He added that the government should provide clear information on how the Bt120 billion earmarked for water management and the Bt370 billion allocated for water-prevention measures is being spent.
"Any loopholes in the spending or corruption would create huge losses for the Kingdom and lower the efficiency of flood-prevention measures," Pramon said.
The network also plans to investigate the government's pledging projects for farm goods because it has received several complaints, especially in relation to projects involving rice, red onions and cassava.
Pramon said the group would place priority on the rice-pledging project because it involves several billions of baht and some politicians were clearly benefiting from it.
The watchdog will also monitor other projects that leave the door open to corruption, as well as a Pheu Thai MP and ex-Transport permanent-secretary's unusual wealth, the Thai Meteorological Department's questionable procurement policy, the cracked runways at Suvarnabhumi Airport and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration's "smile" certificate project.
-- The Nation 2012-08-02
Posted 2012-08-02 07:18:34
Graft Watchdogs and Building Contractors and Water Experts and Engineering Professionals and Farmers alike are all asking the country to keep an eye on the Half A Trillion Baht of taxpayers' money.
Edited by Buchholz, 2012-08-02 07:19:33.
Posted 2012-08-02 07:41:22
Raiding the coffers.
There will be none left soon and huge debts
Posted 2012-08-02 07:58:30
And the sad irony of the whole thing is the middle class and elite (dem voters) will be more financially insulated from this fiasco, whilst the poor downtrodden PTP voters will be left scratching their heads wondering why it is so hard to put food on the table.
I remember the old saying - 'give em what they need not what they want'. The public wants ipads, phones and credit cards. What they need is a government free of corruption.
Posted 2012-08-02 08:07:22
Everywhere you look today there are accusations of corruption
Posted 2012-08-02 08:13:46
When you wall something out (floods to Bangkok), you wall something in (floods within Bangkok). Major floods hit mid-Thailand every five years. Should be interesting to see the flow of things in 4 years and three months from now.
Posted 2012-08-02 10:02:56
And not just accusations .... where there's smoke, there's fire!
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