U.S. Ambassador to Thailand Kristie Kenny has met with Office of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) President Panthep Klanarongran to discuss anti-corruption cooperation.
Mrs. Kenney, along with her entourage, including Director of the Transnational Crime Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok Ali Jalili, yesterday discussed with Mr Panthep several anti-corruption cooperation the frameworks of United Nations Convention against Corruption and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).
The US has shown it support in transparent democracy and preventing corruption in elections, auditing system, and among high-ranking officials and politicians who have connections with the US, according to the Ambassador.
After the meeting, the NACC President revealed that they did not discuss about Prime Minister’s Office Nalinee Thaveesin, who is alleged to have been on the U.S. financial blacklist, as anticipated by many parties.
He said they were talking about the American assistance in the corruption case of former Tourism Authority of Thailand Governor Juthamas Siriwan, who accepted bribes from an American movie producer who was later given the rights to to organize an international film festival in Thailand.
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