OAG probes political link to wind projects

Auditor-general Pisit Leelavachiropas, already hot on the trail of 133 politicians he believes have cheated on their taxes, opens a new probe into suspected corruption in opening wind farms. (Bangkok Post file photo)

The Office of the Auditor-General (OAG) is looking into the possibility that former agriculture ministers may have been involved in embattled wind energy projects in two northeastern provinces.

Auditor-general Pisit Leelavachiropas said Sunday officials are looking into ministers' involvement in licensing private companies to set up wind farms to generate electricity on Sor Por Kor land in Chaiyaphum and Nakhon Ratchasima provinces.

He refused to identify the former ministers under investigation, saying only that the OAG is speeding up its probe into the wind energy projects.

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