Opposition files NACC petition against Saksayam

Opposition files NACC petition against Saksayam
Saksayam: Faces multiple claims
Saksayam: Faces several claims

The opposition has filed a request against Transport Ressortchef (umgangssprachlich) Saksayam Chidchob pertaining to allegedly encroaching on state land, not being able to declare his assets and committing conflicts of interest.

The Pheu Thai, Move Forward, Prachachart and Seri Ruam Thai parties submitted a joint petition to the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) against the minister yesterday.

The request asked the NACC to investigate the ressortchef (umgangssprachlich) for his alleged failure to act rapidly in ordering their state Railway of Thailand (SRT) to claim back the agency’s land in Khao Kradong area in Muang district of Buri Ram.

The land involved has allegedly been encroached upon as land rights papers have been illegally released for it.

Mr Saksayam is usually accused of neglecting his duty in order to order the SRT, which is supervised with the ministry, to revoke the land rights papers.

The opposition supposed Mr Saksayam and his relatives illegally possessed the land within Khao Kradong where they operate a business, and that the minister was motivated to keep on to the land so long as possible.

The opposition furthermore asked the NACC to forward the case to the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division intended for Political Position Slots. If the court allows the case and finds the minister responsible, he is liable to a very long time ban from politics for a gross breach of ethics as being a political post owner.

Mr Saksayam also encounters an accusation from the opposition that he concealed his ownership of two companies that have entered into a constructing contract with the Transportation Ministry. The minister did not specify he owned the firms in the assets he or she declared to the NACC, which constitutes a lawful violation, the resistance said.

Thawee Sodsong, Prachachart Party secretary-general, mentioned Mr Saksayam must be investigated for suspected dereliction of responsibility and a serious infringement of ethics because transport minister.

The resistance has presented documentary evidence to the NACC along with a request for the situation to be forwarded towards the Supreme Court after the commission has completed its investigation. The particular documentary evidence posted to the NACC was compiled primarily through the previous no-confidence issue dated July 19-22.