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Labour groups oppose minister as SSO chair

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Labour and employer representatives have slammed a proposal which seeks to make the labour minister the Social Security Office's (SSO) board chairman. 

Worapong Rawirat, an employers' representative on the SSO board, yesterday said the labour minister, who is a political office holder, could compromise the SSO's independence.

"The Social Security Fund [SSF] is a huge source of funds for over 10 million people. It needs transparency and independence. It should be supervised by an independent public agency," he said.

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