Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said on Wednesday that he was not worried about the probe into the qualifications of nine ministers including himself by the Election Commission.
The probe, he said, was the result of a complaint filed earlier to the agency, and he said he understood that it is the EC’s duty to respond to the complaint.
Wissanu said it was unlikely the complaint was to gain any bargaining power between the agency and the government.
Wissanu said there was no problem with his share holding, but he said he could not talk about others.
The National Legislative Assembly’s law vetting committee has resolved to reset the EC following the passage of the law in the first reading.
The law is among 10 organic laws to be enacted following the promulgation of the new charter.
Democrat Party’s deputy leader Nipit Intarasombat said it is not a problem that the EC has launched the probe into the ministers’ qualifications as it is part of the checks and balances process following the law.
Nipit expressed his disagreement for the reset of the agency, saying a mix of members of independent agencies could better keep the government in check.