Ombudsman to check PM's hotel visit - The Nation
Ombudsman to check PM's hotel visit
THE NATION February 22, 2012 1:00 am The Office of the Ombudsman has launched an inquiry into the ethical conduct of the prime minister and set a 30-day deadline for Yingluck Shinawatra to submit her defence.
"PM Yingluck will have to explain her private meeting held on February 8 at the Four Seasons Hotel," chief ombudsman Panit Nitithanprapas said yesterday.
Panit said the inquiry was based on a complaint lodged by the advocacy group, Green Politics.
Yingluck will be checked for compliance on two ethical codes, one for political office holders and the other for MPs.
The inquiry will review Yingluck's statement before deciding the next move.
Although Deputy Prime Minister Kittiratt Na Ranong has stepped forward to disclose his presence at the meeting, along with six or seven real estate developers, he is not a target for the probe at this juncture pending checks on any fallout from the Yingluck accusations.