BANGKOK (NNT) - The Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister have submitted their official response in writing to the House of Representatives’ Anti-Corruption Committee insisting that they have both been sworn in with a full oath, and warning the committee to exercise its power cautiously.
An assistant in the Prime Minister’s Office Prasarn Wangrattanapranee, represented the Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, and Deputy Prime Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwan, in submitting their responses in writing to inquiries made by the House of Representatives Anti-Corruption Committee.
In the letter, the Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha responded to 16 questions asked by the committee, while DPM Gen Prawit Wongsuwan responded to 15 questions. Mr Prasarn Wangrattanapranee said these responses should provide clarity to all the commission’s inquires.
He said his representations to the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, calling on them to submit their responses in writing was not a tactic to delay the process, however both the PM and DPM are always occupied with their missions. He then added the Prime Minister’s Office is evaluating the intention of the house committee in making the inquiries, warning that the committee will face prosecution according to Article 157 of the criminal code should it be proven that they were abusing their power.
The House of Representatives Anti-Corruption Committee President Pol Gen Sereepisuth Temeeyaves said today the committee will hold a meeting after receiving the responses in writing, from the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, before determining any further action.