OAG asked to verify rumours of Bt1.5 bn paid to army officers
The Saturday Opposition Group against the Coup has asked the Auditor General's Office (OAG) to check reports that the Council for National Security (CNS) paid Bt1.5 billion to Army officers who joined the September 19 seizure of power, after rumours of undisclosed pay¬ments.
The Saturday Opposition Group leader Sudchai Bunchai proposed that Auditor General Khunying Jaruvan Maintaka examine state accounts to ascertain if the reports were true. Jaruvan had her representatives receive the document on her behalf as she was in a meeting.
Sudchai said, according to the rumour, Bt500 million was given as a bonus to officers who partici¬pated in the coup. He said spending of up to Bt1 billion was not explained in the budget.