The National Anti-Corruption Commission will be asked to investigate National Legislative Assembly president PornpetchPichitcholachai and the Senate secretary-general for alleged abuse of their authority in covering up facts about meeting attendance of seven lawmakers.
MrSrisuwanJanya, secretary-general of the Thai Constitution Protection Association, said Tuesday that he would go to the NACC's office tomorrow to petition NACC chairman Pol Gen WatcharapolPrasarnratchakit.
He said he suspected the NLA chairman and Senate secretary-general had concealed some vital facts about the meeting attendance of seven members of the NLA in order to protect them from punishment. He added that he wanted the two men to be investigated.
Srisuwan first took the case to the NLA president, accusing the seven lawmakers, including General Preecha Chan-ocha, younger brother of Prime Minister Prayut, of missing assembly meetings beyond the permissible limits and without prior notifications � an offence which, if proven valid, will render them disqualified of being members of the NLA.
A probe was ordered by the NLA president and all the seven assemblymen were cleared of any wrongdoings.
Responding to Srisuwan's petition, NACC chairman said he would have to consider whether the case was within the jurisdiction of the NACC or not.
Meanwhile, MrDisatatHotrakit, secretary-general of the Council of State, said that the case had already been clarified and there is no more clarification to be made.
However, he added that if he was to be summoned to testify to the NACC, he was ready to cooperate.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)