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PACC widens graft net to cover army

Military says it is not exempt from scrutiny

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The junta has ordered the Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) to rid the armed forces of corruption. 

“Even soldiers like myself are required to abide by this [anti-corruption] law. The NCPO has ordered the PACC to inspect weapons procurement projects as well,” said assistant army chief Phaiboon Khumchaya, who oversees legal and judicial affairs for the junta. “No exceptions are made as soldiers are civil servants, too.

“People who have not done anything wrong need not panic,” he added after a meeting with the PACC.

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