#AceWorldNews – BANGKOK – May 08 – Thailand’s National Anti-Corruption Commission found former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra guilty of negligence on Thursday, Reuters said.
The committee has investigated a “financially ruinous” state rice-buying scheme and found there is now enough evidence to make a case and to forward it to the Senate, said Panthep Klanarong, president of the National Anti-Corruption Commission.
If found guilty by the Senate, Yingluck could be banned from politics for five years.
#AceWorldNews – MOSCOW – April 11 – (ITART) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has endorsed a national anti-corruption plan for the period from 2014 to 2015. The document was posted on the official internet portal of legal information.
The president ordered executive and legislative authorities by July 1, 2014 to make relevant amendments to their anti-corruption plans and to ensure control over their execution.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday instructed the Prosecutor General’s Office to check in 2014 a number of state organizations for their propensity for corruption.
A relevant order has been included in the National Plan to Counter Corruption for 2014-2015.
Inspections will be held in the Pension Fund, the Social Insurance Fund, the Federal Fund of Compulsory Medical Insurance, Russian state corporation Vnesheconombank, the Rosatom and Rostec state corporations, the Deposit Insurance Agency, the Support Fund for the Reform of the Housing and Utilities Sector, the Russian Highways state company and other organizations.
The Russian Prosecutor General’s Office is to submit to the president “a report on revealed violations, measures taken to correct them and proposals to improve work to counter corruption in the above-mentioned organizations” by December 1, 2014, the document says.
#AceWorldNews – THAILAND – 24 March – Anti-government demonstrators in Thailand resumed street protests on Monday after lying low for weeks, Reuters reported.
Opponents of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra were emboldened by a Constitutional Court decision on Friday to nullify last month’s election.
The formation of a new administration is delayed, as Yingluck is left in charge of a caretaker government with limited powers.
Yingluck has until March 31 to defend herself before the National Anti-Corruption Commission for dereliction of duty over a ruinous rice-buying scheme that has run up huge losses.
She could be removed from office by the upper house Senate if the commission recommends her impeachment.
#AceWorldNews says that Thailand’s anti-corruption body said on Tuesday it had filed charges against Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, Reuters reported.
These relate to irregularities in the government’s rice-buying scheme. “Although she knew that many people had warned about corruption in the scheme, she still continued with it,” said Vicha Mahakhun, a member of the National Anti-Corruption Commission.
The premier was summoned to face the charges on February 27.
The government introduced the scheme in 2011, paying farmers way above the market price for their grain.