Senate asks to see G-to-G contracts
- Published: 8/11/2012 at 04:24 PM
- Online news:
The Senate committee on corruption and promotion of good governance has asked the Commerce Ministry to provide it with copies of the government-to-government (G-to-G) rice sale contracts.
Paiboon Nitiwan, part of the Group of 40 and member of the committee, said the request was made under Article 6 of the law concerning the power of House and Senate committees.
The ministry is required by the law to send the documents to the committee within seven days, otherwise Commerce Minister Boonsong Teriyapirom would be invited to explain why.
The Senate committee did this after the Constitution Court Wednesday rejected a petition, signed by 67 senators, asking that it rule on whether rice sales under G-to-G agreements require approval from parliament under Section 190 of the charter.
The court ruled that because no copies of rice sales contracts were attached to the petition it could not consider the matter.
The senators could resubmit the petition if they incude copies of the contracts, the court said.
About the author
- Writer: Online Reporters
Position: Online Reporters