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Top Officials Suspended as Theft of Welfare Funds Probed

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Woman asleep with a large stick in her arms beneath the Thai-Belgian bridge at Rama 4/Sathorn/Wireless road intersection

Woman asleep with a large stick in her arms beneath the Thai-Belgian bridge at Rama 4/Sathorn/Wireless road intersection. Photo: Takeaway.


BANGKOK — Two high-ranking officials were suspended while their alleged roles in pilfering funds meant for the country’s poorest is investigated, a deputy prime minister announced Sunday.

The secretary of the welfare ministry and his deputy were removed from active duty in the wake of revelations that officials stole millions of baht meant for indigent Thais. Deputy Prime Minister Chatchai Sarikulya said they were suspended on Friday and vowed an impartial investigation into the scandal, though he also asked the media to “be patient.”

Full story: khaosodenglish.com

By Teeranai Charuvastra
Khaosod English


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