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Bt1.7m earned from NRC given away

Sep 15. 2015
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By Chakawal Samlaetoo
The Nation

A FORMER member of the National Reform Council (NRC), Sira Janejaka, yesterday donated the Bt1.7 million remuneration he received as a member of the council.
He gave the money to 19 different foundations, including the King Rama II Phra Borom Racha Nusorn Foundation and the Department of Juvenile Observation and Protection.
Sira said he was disappointed that the draft charter, which he viewed as good and beneficial for the public, had been voted down by the NRC. Hence, he believed he should not receive the money from the taxpayers either, adding he gave the money away to charity so everyone could share the merit obtained. 
“I’m not trying to get into trouble or to pressure other NRC members. But the money is from the taxpayers, which I received when I was working in the reform council, ” he said.
Regarding the move by some NRC members to seek seats on the reform-steering council, Sira said the NRC had been dissolved, and its members should cease to have roles and leave the decision to the powers that be. Sira said he was ready to take up any posts given by the authorities.

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