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13 August 2009 :: 06:08:39 am 33084

Pm: Corrupt Ministers Will Not Be Spared

BANGKOK, Aug 12 Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva on Wednesday pledged to take Deputy Prime Minister Korbsak Sabhavasu to task if he is found being involved in corruption in the government's sufficient community project.
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The prime minister made the comment in response to call from the coalition partner Bhumjaithai Party to dismiss Mr Korbsak, who is in charge of economic affairs following corruption scandal in the community development project.

“The case is being investigated and if any evidence implicates Mr Korbsak in the corruption, he will not be spared,” the premier assured the public.

Mr Abhisit conceded that he was really disappointed and deeply dissatisfied with the scandal-plagued project, but said he would not scrap it as the project is faring well overall.

“I will not definitely whitewash anyone, even a Democrat, there will be no exception,” the prime minister said.

He also played down a new conflict between the Bhumjaithai Party and his Democrat Party, saying he was confident his six-party coalition government is remaining stable. (TNA)_____________________________________________________________________________________________________

PM reappoints Wichien acting police chief

BANGKOK, Aug 12 (TNA)  Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has reappointed Pol Gen Wichien Pojphosri as acting police chief while top police boss Pol Gen Patcharawat Wongsuwan is on duty in the southern region.

The order dated Tuesday is effective from August 12-18.

Gen Patcharawat returned to Thailand from China on Sunday, prior to the end of his official leave of absence, scheduled to end on Friday.

Gen Wichien was appointed by the prime minister as acting police chief only last Tuesday following the 10-day leave of Gen Patcharawat an absence which was expected to facilitate the police investigation of the attempted killing of People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) leader Sondhi Limthongkul on April 17.

Gen Patcharawat was accused of obstructing the investigation on Sondhi case.

Meanwhile, the prime minister denied that he was involved in the annual police reshuffle.

“I’m not involved in the police reshuffle. What I’m doing is just simply to ensure that the (Sondhi) case being investigated by the national police bureau can go ahead,” the prime minister said.

“I don’t want the reshuffle to have a negative impact on the investigation team,” Mr Abhisit said.(TNA)

   

   

 

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : Internet   Category : Thailand News

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