PM calls for aggressive approach to tackle graft

Governmental agencies must be pro-active in their efforts to deal with corruption problem, said Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha on Monday.

At a meeting of the government sector’s Anti-Corruption Commission, the prime minister told reporters that tackling graft problem was an uphill task that requires cooperation from all relevant agencies to deal effectively with the problem.

He stressed the need for all relevant agencies to be aggressive in their efforts to tackle the scourge of corruption. Besides tough approach, he said that better understanding must be promoted among officials and the public alike about the evil of corruption.

Touching on the probe on the rice pledging scheme to determine those to be held accountable for the loss from the scheme, the prime minister disclosed that three groups of people were to be held accountable for the loss namely the ministers concerned, the Rice Policy Committee and the officials.

About 6,000 people were involved, including 4,000 officials, said the prime minister.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

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