Auditor asks EC to review Feb 2 polls

The Office of the Auditor-General has requested the Election Commission to review plans for the Feb 2 election, saying it might be a waste of money, Pacific News reported on Thursday.

The request was made in an urgent letter to EC chairman Supachai Somcharoen.

In the letter, the Office of the Auditor-General expresses concern over use of  3.8 billion baht of state funds to hold the election and the cost to the voters, both inside the country and abroad, in traveling to polling units.

The letter said there is high possibility that the money would be wasted.

 It suggested the EC think again about the Feb 2 election, to ensure only the best use is made of state funding.

Pacific News is operated by Pacific Intercommunication Co, owned by former anchorman Somkiat Onwimol.  Pacific News also operates Jor Sor 100 radio station.

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