New draft law addresses bribery in government procurement by outlining penalties extending to high ranking officials, reports the Bangkok Post.
Manas Jamveha, director-general of the Comptroller General’s Department, said the new penalties reflect the government’s efforts to combat bribery by officials seeking advancement or political gains.
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According to the Bangkok Post, state officials charged with “misconduct or dereliction of duty that causes damage” can face an up to 2,000-20,000 baht fine and/or one to 10 years imprisonment – penalties reportedly based on Thailand’s Criminal Law.
Government procurement is governed by the Prime Minister’s Office. Jamveha said Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha required penalties in the new law to cover high-ranking officials to better tackle corruption at all levels of government.
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Virginia’s New Anti-NDAA Detention Bill Turns the Table on Feds
by Kelli Sladick republished from Activist Post:
A bill introduced in the Virginia assembly would take the next step in stopping illegal federal kidnapping under the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act.
Virginia stood alone and passed the first bill in the country addressing detention provisions written into the NDAA in 2012. That law forbids state agencies, in some situations, from cooperating with any federal attempts to exercise the indefinite detention provisions written into sections 1021 and 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act.
HB2144, sponsored by Del. Benjamin L. Cline (R – House District 24), takes things two steps beyond simply refusing to cooperate with the federal agents in the event of indefinite detention in Virginia. This bill turns the tables and systematically creates the type of leverage and attention D.C. would not want public if it refuses to cooperate with the state of Virginia.
This legislation would require two things from the feds if it detains a U.S. citizen in the state of Virginia.
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