The Office of Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) and other relevant agencies have met to discuss the launching of a new anti-corruption campaign, known as “Public Access to Anti-Corruption Information Project.”
The meeting took place on 25 February 2021 at the Anti-Corruption Organization of Thailand (ACT) and was chaired by ACT Secretary General Dr. Mana Nimitmongkol, in his capacity as Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Promotion of Public Awareness and Participation, under the National Anti-Corruption Center.
Also participating in the meeting were representatives from the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, the Ministry of Interior, the Government Public Relations Department, the Department of Information under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Office of the National Anti-Corruption Commission.
The Public Access to Anti-Corruption Information Project is designed to collect information about anti-corruption mechanisms and measures in monitoring the operations of state agencies. It will create a database to link with relevant agencies in the public sector to ensure their transparency and encourage the general public to participate in the prevention of corruption.
The meeting appointed a working group to be responsible for working out the database linking with the sources of information. The working group, which comprises experts in information technology, will also set a system for easy and quick access to anti-corruption information.
Access to information is an essential tool in the fight against corruption. It will increase accountability and transparency and enable participation in the development of anti-corruption policy and law.
The Public Access to Anti-Corruption Information Project is expected to enable citizens to obtain information held by public bodies, as well as encouraging state agencies to publicize information proactively.
Source: The Government Public Relations Department