Corruption panel set to probe Thai ousted PM 2007-11-29 23:05:51   Print

     BANGKOK, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- Thailand's National Counter-Corruption Commission (NCCC) has set up subcommittees to investigate malfeasance charges against former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra and two other senior officials in Thaksin's government, according to local media Thursday.

    NCCC spokesman Klanarong Chanthik was quoted by the official Thai News Agency as saying that a subcommittee, headed by NCCC member Chaided Phornchaiya, will look into alleged involvement of the deposed prime minister in a special-mode bidding for security services at Bangkok's newly-built Suvarnabhumi international airport.

    Thaksin, who was ousted from the Government House during a military coup last year, chaired the airport's executive board.

    Meanwhile, another subcommittee, headed by NCCC member Phakdee Bhothisiri, will investigate alleged involvement of the former transport minister Suriya Jungrungreangkit in the graft in relation to duty-free shops at Suvarnabhumi international airport and provincial airports as well as a commercial development project at Suvarnabhumi airport terminals.

    The third subcommittee, also headed by Chaided, will look into alleged involvement of the former Highway Department chief Srisuk Chanthrangsu in bidding for construction of four-lane roads financed by Japan Bank for International Cooperation.


Editor: MU Xuequan
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