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    About 20 senior officials implicated in destitute fund fraud face transfer

    About 20 middle-ranking officials of the Department of Social Development and Welfare will face transfer this month as the Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission has discovered that up to 89 percent of the 109 million baht fund for the destitute for 2017 fiscal year were embezzled by corrupt officials.


    The department chief Mrs Napa Setthakorn said that the planned mass transfer stemmed from the PAAC’s investigation which has implicated the 20 officials of alleged involvement in the cheats, adding that the PAAC’s investigation outcome matches with that undertaken by the department.


    PACC secretary-general Lt-Col Korntip Daroj said its investigation found irregularities concerning the fund disbursement in centres for the destitute in 56 provinces.


    He said that only 11 percent of the 109 million baht fund allocated for 2017 fiscal year actually reached the poor and the destitute while the bulk of the fund was stolen.


    Of the 56 centres where irregularities were uncovered, PACC has agreed to conduct further investigation into 33 centres.


    Besides the centres for the destitute, PACC has also found out that about 80 percent of the 135 million baht fund allocated for eight self-help cooperatives were believed to be embezzled.


    About 20 senior officials implicated in destitute fund fraud face transfer - Thai PBS English News

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    `^will be transferred? does that mean to prison ? in the real world that would mean suspended from duty until an investigation .

    Bit like the PMs brother got his money mixed up with the Military.s money , ah a misunderstanding

    what happened about that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcgoo View Post
    what happened about that?
    ...new in town?...

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    Nope , been around a long time , ( what happened about that ?) been here in Thailand for 16 years . just thought I missed something . the obvious result, fuckall nothing !
    still it gave you a reason for breathing , eh , how sad

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...new in town?...

    Or isn't terribly observant, as this type of activity is commonplace here in the ​real world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    has discovered that up to 89 percent of the 109 million baht fund for the destitute for 2017 fiscal year were embezzled by corrupt officials.
    I would suspect that if they keep trying they would come close to a perfect record

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    Transfers can mean time given to resign, depending on how badly you have fuked up.
    5,6 years ago, DSI and drug suppression police came up to the border to investigate local police involvement in drug smuggling and trafficking.

    50 cops were transferred to the deep south, Yala etc, don't think one excepted the transfer, all resigned.

    Face saved, no cops jailed, bad cops out, just the way things work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamescollister View Post
    Transfers can mean time given to resign, depending on how badly you have fuked up.
    5,6 years ago, DSI and drug suppression police came up to the border to investigate local police involvement in drug smuggling and trafficking.

    50 cops were transferred to the deep south, Yala etc, don't think one excepted the transfer, all resigned.

    Face saved, no cops jailed, bad cops out, just the way things work.
    Good thinking; the threat of transfers to 'inactive posts' in the South would be a far more effective deterrent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farang Ky Ay View Post
    It took them 15+ days to figure out that this corruption may be widespread...they are either dumb or eager to give the culprits some time to cover up their deeds...
    Exactamundo! "eager to give the culprits some time to cover up their deeds". The Good Ole Boy network prevails,.........everywhere.

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    PM honors persons behind revelation of fraud in destitute funds

    BANGKOK, 17th April 2018 (NNT) – The Prime Minister has commended two individuals for their disclosure of corruption in the funds to help the destitute across the country.

    Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has presided over a ceremony to confer plaques of honor on Ms Nattakarn Muenphol, a former employee of the Khon Kaen Protection Center for the Destitute, and Ms Panida Yospanya, a senior student of Maha Sarakham University and a former intern at the center.

    The two were praised for filing reports over corruption being committed by officials in charge of the Khon Kaen fund for the destitute, leading to investigations and legal action against the wrongdoers. The probes then expanded to other such funds across the country and exposed corruption in many places.

    During the ceremony, the Prime Minister expressed his thanks and offered moral support to the duo, insisting that they need not worry about their safety as they are already under protection by security units. He encouraged them to continue doing good and promised that any corrupt authorities will be stripped of their power.

    At the occasion, Prime Minister Prayut underscored the government’s devotion to preventing and eradicating corruption, adding that the promotion of intolerance of corruption in the community, has been included in the national agenda.


    National News Bureau Of Thailand | PM honors persons behind revelation of fraud in destitute funds

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    At the occasion, Prime Minister Prayut underscored the government’s devotion to preventing and eradicating corruption,
    ...*cough*...

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    217 officials found embezzling state funds for the destitute

    CHIANG MAI, 8th May 2018 (NNT) - The Office of the Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) has reported 50% progress in its investigation into the embezzlement of state funds for the destitute in Chiang Mai province.

    PACC Secretary-General Lt.Col. Kornthip Daroj visited the Chiang Mai Protection Center for the Destitute to follow up on the alleged malfeasance. He noted that investigators found it difficult to contact all 1,000 victims, as they live in remote areas of Chiang Mai province.

    Investigations in 67 other provinces also found 217 low and high-ranking officials involved in the embezzlement of the state funds. They will be subjected to disciplinary action by the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security.

    More investigations are expected to be conducted at 28 highland development and co-op centers in Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lamphun, Lampang and Nan to examine whether other state funds have been misappropriated.


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    The pigs get fatter and the hogs are slaughtered.

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    They will face disciplinary actions, like what being fired from public service, assets seizure, heavy fine and jail?
    I know a case where assets were seized whereas the culprit didn't personally benefit from the criticized scheme.

    Or as usual moved to an inactive post, with pay and benefits?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Farang Ky Ay View Post
    They will face disciplinary actions, like what being fired from public service, assets seizure, heavy fine and jail?
    I know a case where assets were seized whereas the culprit didn't personally benefit from the criticized scheme.

    Or as usual moved to an inactive post, with pay and benefits?



    .....and after blowing over from public memory, reinstated to their full posts and titles.

    Same as it ever was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    .....and after blowing over from public memory, reinstated to their full posts and titles.

    Same as it ever was.
    Is this what happened to your predecessors?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    We would think that way.
    But some people in Thailand who hold positions in government do not think twice about people of lower status. It's the way of the world to them. The natural hierarchy. They are above frogs, dogs, and peasants. In turn, they're obsequious to the hiso's of even higher status.

    (And I say "some people" above to be conservative).
    Are you talking about Thailand or Australia...

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    Will any 'recovered' (as if....) cash be replenished to the welfare fund?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Pat View Post
    Will any 'recovered' (as if....) cash be replenished to the welfare fund?
    Some of it already has been given to those where supposed to get it, dont have a link but read about it a few days back in one of the Thai papers.

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    ''Some'' of it.

    How much? A few hundred baht?

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    I think on balance this country has, endemically, the most duplicitous, larcenous, hypocritical and greediest society I have ever encountered.

    Theft, corruption, cronyism and nepotism are quite literally the system.

    But this particular crime, a conspiracy dedicated to thieving from the poorest must mark them out as truly the pits of global civilisation.

    Awful people, quite awful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    I think on balance this country has, endemically, the most duplicitous, larcenous, hypocritical and greediest society I have ever encountered.

    Theft, corruption, cronyism and nepotism are quite literally the system.

    But this particular crime, a conspiracy dedicated to thieving from the poorest must mark them out as truly the pits of global civilisation.

    Awful people, quite awful.

    Your angst should be directed towards the long-standing system of plutocracy, less the everyday decent and honest Thai folk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    less the everyday decent and honest Thai folk
    ...however difficult they may be to find...

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    It's a wonder these people who steal from the poor and elderly can sleep at night.
    These types of people are adored by millions worldwide.

    Quote Originally Posted by Farang Ky Ay View Post
    As this trick looks widespread why not check the issue nationwide?
    All the continents of the world would not go amiss. But as you all imply, I'm sure it's just an Asian thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Pat View Post
    ''Some'' of it.

    How much? A few hundred baht?
    No several hundred thousand as much as they had recovered at the time, fairly obvious that some of the stolen money had been spent passed on or hidden

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