April 23, 2015

23/04/2015: Thailand: Commerce rice graft hearing begins

The Thai National Legislative Assembly has begun the impeachment hearing of former commerce minister Boonsong Teriyapirom and two other ministry officials accused of involvement in corrupt government rice deals, The Bangkok Post reports.

The NACC charged the three with allowing two Chinese companies, unauthorised by the Chinese government, to seal bilateral contracts to buy Thai rice without having to bid. They allegedly violated the Criminal Code, the Public Competitive Bidding Act and the Anti-Corruption Act.

Read more HERE.

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