A Finance Ministry inquiry committee has uncovered 18 ministerial officials suspected of stealing more than 4.3 billion baht from the state through fraudulent tax refunds.
Ministry permanent secretary Areepong Phucha-um Thursday said the committee's initial probe findings had concluded several senior officials may be involved in the fraudulent value-added tax (VAT) refund scam.
The finance ministry's permanent secretary Areepong Phucha-um (left) and inspector-general Prasit Suebchana discuss allegations of VAT cheating with the media on Thursday. (Post Today photo)
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