An anti-corruption toolbox will be developed along with a platform that will enable anti-corruption organizations and the public to exchange their knowledge and experiences. This will serve as a channel of the “TaC Team” – “Together against Corruption” – to promote synergy among all sectors for anti-corruption efforts.
President of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) Police General Watcharapol Prasarnrajkit gave a keynote address “TaC Team to Reduce Corruption” at an event to mark the 2020 United Nations International Anti-Corruption Day, 9 December, at the NACC Headquarters in Nonthaburi province.
He explained that the ongoing proactive anti-corruption drive was a result of changes in the structure and system of anti-corruption operations. In the Organic Act on Counter Corruption B.E. 2561 (2018), fact inquiries must be completed within two years, and in case of necessity, the period can be extended for another year. Altogether, a period of not over three years is set for fact inquiries. Moreover, new technology has been adopted to make investigations quicker and more efficient.
Under this act, NACC is the central agency for receiving corruption complaints against public officials. It will focus on undertaking serious cases and will be able to assign relevant agencies to handle some cases.
The NACC President said that, in preventing corruption, the participation of all sectors, especially the people’s sector, is very important. A committee has been established to encourage the people and state agencies to join hands in fighting corruption. This will promote the gathering of people in anti-corruption campaigns.
In addition, more channels have been arranged for whistle blowers to give information about corruption. Whistle blowers will be provided with protection.
Source: The Government Public Relations Department