National Anti-Corruption Commission spokesman Vicha Mahahun has said he is not antagonistic towards the government of former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
He said some of the people accused over allegedly improper compensation payments given for victims killed or injured by political violence between 2005 and 2010 had already met with the NACC to acknowledge the charges against them.
However he said a few people including former deputy premier Chalerm Yoobamrung had asked for a deferment, with Chalerm saying he was recovering from a health problem.
Vicha said the accused had 15 days to defend themselves after receiving notification of the charges in the mail from the anti-graft body.
Former Information and Communication Technology minister Anudith Nakornthap filed a complaint with a Nonthaburi court accusing the NACC subcommittee in charge of the investigation of being antagonistic to him and the Yingluck administration.
Vicha said Anudith’s action probably would not hamper the NACC’s work because the agency had asked the Office of the Attorney General to handle the matter and the investigation would not be delayed.
Vicha said any of the accused who failed to acknowledge the charges would be pursued by the NACC.
July 14 is the deadline to do that.