Surapong wrongly approved crucial change without cabinet approval, says NACC | Bangkok Post: news

News > Politics

Ex-minister at fault in ShinSat decision

- +

The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) has found former information and communication technology minister Surapong Suebwonglee and two ICT officials guilty of malfeasance in the amendment of a concession to allow ShinCorp to reduce its minimum shareholding in ShinSat, since renamed Thaicom, from 51% to 40% without cabinet approval. 

The two ICT officials are Chaiyan Puengkiatpairote, former director of the Space Affairs Bureau Thailand, and Kraisorn Pornsuthi, former permanent secretary for information and communication technology.

An NACC source said the commission at its meeting Wednesday vote 6-2 in finding all three guilty of malfeasance in violation of Section 157 of the Criminal Code.

This article is older than 60 days, which we reserve for our premium members only.You can subscribe to our premium member subscription, here.

4 people commented about the above

Readers are urged not to submit comments that may cause legal dispute including slanderous, vulgar or violent language, incorrectly spelt names, discuss moderation action, quotes with no source or anything deemed critical of the monarchy. More information in our terms of use.

Please use our forum for more candid, lengthy, conversational and open discussion between one another.

  • Latest
  • Oldest
  • Most replied to
  • Most liked
  • Most disliked

    Click here to view more comments