Big fish go uncaught

Big fish go uncaught

The Auditor-General's Office has once again flaunted its stringent efforts in tackling corruption in the state sector. In its latest findings, the office accused three officials, one supervisor who has retired, and two others, at the Energy Office in Kanchanaburi of committing fraud.

According to its findings published by Isra News Agency, the officers in 2014 claimed reimbursements, approximately 92,500 baht, for field trips to inspect the installation of an irrigation water system fuelled by renewable energy between Sept 26-30, shortly before the fiscal year came to an end.

But the Auditor-General's Office alleged the officials made up the five-day trips. It cited as evidence the fact the officials signed up in the office's operation book during the period they were supposed to be physically absent. This, the comptrollers said, demonstrated they did not in fact go anywhere, but worked in the office, embezzling the trip budget. The two officials who worked under the supervisor denied the charges, while their supervisor has not been available since he retired earlier this year.

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