Anti-graft body targets state enterprises

The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) has urged state enterprises to seriously tackle graft, starting with a shakeup of their boards.

Each board can then push for the establishment of an internal unit dedicated to preventing corruption and following up on related measures and rules, said NACC commissioner Pakdee Pothisiri.

Earlier, ACM Prajin Juntong, air force chief and economic deputy of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), pushed for a major revamp of state enterprises' boards. 

A finance ministry source said the NCPO had told the ministry to give it comprehensive details of all board members such as their educational backgrounds and work experiences.

It also wants to know during which governments they were appointed or who named them to the boards.

The ministry already submitted the list but the NCPO sent it back, saying it wanted to see their clear ties with politicians.

The NCPO has the authority to change the boards and inform shareholders later, the source said.

The boards most subjected to a shakeup include those of Krungthai Bank, Thai Airways International (THAI) and Airports of Thailand, the source said.

ACM Prajin himself is the chairman and independent director of THAI and independent director of PTT Plc. 

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