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Pisit insists he is still eligible to serve as Auditor General

Oct 23. 2017
Pisit Leelavachiropas
Pisit Leelavachiropas
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By The Nation

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Former Auditor General Pisit Leelavachiropas has said that he is still eligible to apply for the post despite the fact that the newly endorsed Auditor General Office organic bill said otherwise.

The National Legislative Assembly on Friday passed the bill with the stipulation that former auditors general would not be able to apply for the post again.

However, Pisit said he is eligible to do so based on the National Council for Peace and Order 71/2557 that says a former auditor general can reapply for the post for another term. The order, he added, is still in effect.

Pisit said the way the law was drafted with retroactive effects on the application was unprecedented, and needed to be further reviewed by lawmakers.

“I will not withdraw myself from the application as there is not any prohibition against my act,” said Pisit, declining to say whether the draft of the law was specifically aimed to prevent him from taking the post again.

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