Corruption of cash aids to the destitute now confirmed in 24 provinces
The Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC)’s probe into corruption at the protection centres for the destitutes has found irregularities at at least 24 centres nationwide. PACC assistant secretary-general Pol Lt Col Wannop Somjintanakul said PACC officials detected irregularities in 10 more provinces in addition to 14 provinces where corruption was earlier detected. The 24 provinces are: He said authorities have questioned recipients of the cash fund and found some were not qualified to receive the fund. A 10-million-baht fund was allocated to each centre to hand over to the underprivileged. Meanwhile Royal Thai Police deputy commissioner Pol Gen Wirachai Songmetta recommended people whose names were forged to claim the cash aids to file complaints with the police to confirm that they were not involved in the corruption. This was to avoid legal consequence in case these corruption cases go to the court. Khon Kaen, Chiang Mai, Bueng Kan, Nong Khai, Surat...
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