House secretary accused of nepotism
- Published: 15 Oct 2013 at 12.48
- Online news:
Suwichak Nakwacharachai, secretary-general of the House of Representatives, has been accused of nepotism by appointing his own son as a parliament official.
Democrat party list MP Vachara Phetthong said he received a complaint letter on the alleged irregularity.
The complaint said that in an examination on June 11 to recruit parliament officials, a total of 52 applicants passed the test.
The House Secretariat later called winning applicants Nos 1-20 to be on standby to fill vacancies.
But when the resource personnel positions became available, Mr Suwichak, instead of calling up those standing in line, transferred six officials from other agencies to fill the jobs. One of them was his son, Thanaphat.
This practice was not fair to those who officially passed the recruitment test and were waiting in line to be called up, Mr Vachara said.
The MP said he had consulted Senate Speaker Nikom Wairatpanich on this matter and Mr Nikom agreed to set up a fact-finding committee to investigate.
He would also forward the complaint to the House Affairs Committee for investigation.