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NCCC members answerable to law like everybody else: Supreme Court

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NCCC members answerable to law like everybody else: Supreme Court

By The Nation

 

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In a landmark decision on Friday, the Supreme Court ruled that members of the National Counter Corruption Commission (NCCC) will be held liable for any illegal acts committed, a high-ranking source at the Justice Ministry said.

 

At a rare Grand Meeting held recently, Supreme Court judges voted 141:28 on the edict that NCCC members will no longer be immune to lawsuits lodged by members of the public and that they are obliged to follow the country’s civil and criminal codes. 

 

As an independent agency, like the Ombudsman’s Office and the Election Commission, the NCCC has been inevitably linked to politics, because its rulings affect state officials and politicians and can therefore be used as tools among political rivals. 

 

For instance, NCCC’s transparency and impartiality came up for questioning when it failed to rule on the case of Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan’s collection of luxury watches. Little has been done about the case despite severe criticism from the public and media. 

 

The decision to hold the meeting stemmed from a dispute in the three-member quorum of judges on whether the NCCC commissioners should remain untouchable. The quorum chief reportedly thought so, though the other two disagreed. 

 

This later turned into an internal discussion at the Supreme Court, leading to Supreme Court president Cheep Jullamon calling for the Grand Meeting to resolve the issue.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30372904

 

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So how many will be thrown under the bus? And how many will be exonerated?

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It probably just means "up size me" lunch boxes as there will be more tracks to cover. 

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7 minutes ago, MickGC said:

None. All

Sort of like what's the answer to 0-0=? But here might be one or two if public has an outcry. Kind of like taking it for the team.

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NCCC ? Ah well , at least the NACC can still interpret the law to absolve themselves from all wrong doing.

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13 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

NCCC members answerable to law like everybody else: Supreme Court

So, who hasn't read Animal Farm then?

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13 hours ago, holy cow cm said:

So how many will be thrown under the bus? And how many will be exonerated?

You have to know how many Army Generals work there, before you work out that calculation!! 555 😂😂😂😂

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The fact that the ruling has been changed is a positive in my

opinion , clearly someone above not happy with what has been happening.

 

perhaps some more serious developments yet to come 

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