NLA to probe CCTV procurement deals

The National Legislative Assembly will set up a fact-finding committee to look into an allegation from the US Justice Department that there was corruption in the parliament’s procurement of CCTV systems about a decade ago.

NLA president Pornpetch Vichitcholachai said Tuesday that the parliament made two CCTV procurement orders � 29 million baht worth of CCTV system during 2005-2006 and 26-million baht deal during 2007-2009.

He said, so far, no evidence of irregularities had been found regarding the two procurement deals, but, nevertheless, a new probe would be launched in response to the US Justice Department’s allegation.

The NLA president said he had instructed officials to coordinate with the National Anti-Corruption Commission to seek more information about the case from the US Justice Department.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

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