THAI staff demand S44 graft probe

A group of THAI Airways International employees have called on Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to exercise his power under Section 44 to probe the national carrier’s procurement contracts to see if any were tainted by graft. About 200 members of the so-called THAI Employees Fighting Corruption group gathered at the airline’s operations building to demand the probe be formed by invoking Section 44 of the interim charter. Nares Puengyam, the group’s representatives, said Section 44 would enable the premier to set up a special committee to investigate all the procurement contracts secured by the airline for any irregularities. Any such irregularities would constitute policy-oriented corruption, which must be dealt with, according to the group. 

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