OAG insists it has done a good job in probing Ratchapakdi park project

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The Office of the Auditor-General has defended that it has done its job completely regarding the investigation into to the Ratchapakdi park project regarding the 20 million baht in donations to the Ratchapakdi Foundation.

Auditor-General Phisit Leelawachiropas said today (Thursday) that he was ready to present the investigating report to Justice Minister Paiboon Kumchaya. He added that his office was willing to investigate if the minister has doubt about any points or issues.

Mr Phisit’s remarks today were in response to Justice Minister Paiboon’s statement on Wednesday that he would not accept the OAG’s findings because there are still a few points which are yet to be cleared up.

The OAG chief insisted that the OAG had thoroughly investigated the case and “everything was based on facts”.

He said that the OAG investigators had examined the relevant evidences of the private sector, the foundries responsible for the casting of the giant statues of the former Thai kings and their account books in accordance with the state auditing procedure.

The OAG’s position is to investigate and to report the truth to the public, he insisted.