Seminar on Exchanging Information on Prevention and Suppression of Corruption Between ONACC and JFCCT

On May 24, 2024, the Office of the National Anti-Corruption Commission-Thailand (ONACC) organized a significant seminar titled "Exchanging Information on Prevention and Suppression of Corruption between the ONACC and the JFCCT." The event was held at Le Lotus 1 Room, 2nd floor, Swissotel Bangkok Ratchada Hotel, Ratchadaphisek Road, Huai Khwang, Bangkok.

The seminar commenced with opening remarks by Mr. Nitiphan Prachuabmoh, Deputy Secretary-General of the NACC, followed by congratulatory remarks by Mrs. Vibeke Lyssand Leirvåg, Chairwoman of the Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Thailand (JFCCT).

Key discussions focused on anti-corruption efforts in the private sector and cooperation between Thai private entities and the foreign business community in preventing corruption. Esteemed speakers included:

  • Mr. Nitiphan Prachuabmoh, Deputy Secretary-General of the NACC
  • Mrs. Vibeke Lyssand Leirvåg, JFCCT Chairwoman
  • Dr. Kulpatra Sirodom, Chairman of the Thai Institute of Directors Association
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sauwanee Thairungroj, Committee Member of the Anti-Corruption Organization of Thailand
  • Ms. Chanchanok Chennarong, Social Sciences Researcher (Professional Level) from ONACC, who moderated the session

The seminar aimed to foster collaboration in anti-corruption efforts within the foreign private business sector, providing a platform for opinions, recommendations, and guidelines to address corruption issues in Thailand.

The Thai-Russian Chamber of Commerce (TRCC) also participated in the seminar. JFCCT emphasized the importance of internal controls to prevent corruption, aligning with UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The organization advocated for simplicity and transparency in regulatory processes and stressed the need for robust standards to combat corruption effectively. They called for collective responsibility and engagement with global institutions, underscoring adherence to UN SDG 16 for sustainability.

The seminar concluded with a shared commitment to enhancing anti-corruption measures and fostering a transparent business environment in Thailand.