To achieve the anti-corruption tasks, the Anti-Corruption Organization of Thailand has cooperated with the organization members and networks from the government sector, private sector and international organizations as follows:
Members from the Government Sector
The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) and the Center for National Anti-Corruption
In submission of corruption cases to the Center of National Anti-Corruption, as a member of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) and a member of the Center of National Anti-Corruption, which is a government branch, the Anti-Corruption Organization of Thailand (ACT) called on the Center of National Anti-Corruption to speedily investigate corruption court cases and provide up-to-date information accessible by the public through a website. The effort resulted in the speeding up of the process of the court cases and the implementation of the law, Section 44, on the transfer and removal of a number of involved government officials from their duties during investigation of the relevant cases.
The operation of Center for National Anti-Corruption required cooperation from several parties including:
- Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Justice
- The Attorney-General
- Chairman of the Board for Tracking and Examining Government Spending
- Secretary General of the National Anti-Corruption Commission
- Secretary General of the Office of the Ombudsman Thailand
- Secretary General of the Office of the Council of State
- Chief of the Royal Thai Police Office
- Governor of the Office of the Auditor General of Thailand
- Secretary General of the Anti-Money Laundering Office
- Director General of Department for Special Investigations
- Chairman of Anti-Corruption Organization of Thailand, Representing private sector: Mr. Pramon Sutivong
- Chairman of Organization for Transparency in Thailand, Representing civil sector: Associate Professor Dr. Juree Vichit-Vadakan
- Secretary General of the Office of Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission as Secretary
- PACC Officials as Assistant Secretary
The Office of National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) and the Office of Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC)
ACT in cooperation with NACC and PACC transformed data and information on corruption into a “Museum of Thai Corruption”,an exhibition that showed the corruption that caused huge losses to the country. This was a major task under the 3-pronged strategy. Moreover, ACT also cooperated with other state organizations in other projects such as:
Integrity Pact projects with the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Transportation and the Office of Bangkok Metropolitan Administration,
A cooperative project with Ministry of Industry on resolution of licensing a factory permit (Ror Ngor 4) for business operators and,
A cooperative project with the Office of Bangkok Metropolitan Administration on “Cooperating against corruption and for legal licensing”.
Private Sector Members
The Anti-Corruption Organization of Thailand (ACT) and the organization members from the private sector cooperated in corruption prevention through various projects, including:
Thailand’s Private Sector Collective Action Coalition against Corruption (CAC)
Thailand’s Private Sector Collective Action Coalition against Corruption (CAC) is a group of large businesses united in corruption prevention and solutions within Thai society. Every member of the group needs to declare their policy on anti-corruption in all forms, create a bribery prevention system and cooperate in the support for standard creation, good business regulations based upon corporate governance and social responsibility. Their close cooperation and the serious actions of CAC members following their declaration would culminate in a drive towards economic and trades development and living together mutually in Thailand.
Cooperative Projects with the Office of Securities and Stock Exchange of Thailand and other capital market organizations.
The Office of Securities and Stock Exchange of Thailand and other capital market organizations cooperated with ACT on the mobilization of private businesses to take on roles in corruption solution seriously.
In addition, the Anti-Corruption Organization of Thailand (ACT) recognized that education is very important as a tool to resolve corruption in the long term. Therefore, ACT and academic organizations have cooperated in promoting an anti-corruption perspective among the youth based upon the 3-pronged strategy through activities including:
Development of a curriculum titled “โตไปไม่โกง (Growing Good)”
This program was operated by the Transparency-Thailand Organization, as part of primary school education throughout Thailand,in cooperation with the government sector through the National Anti-Corruption Commission.
The “Corruption-free for Thai Graduates” Project and Establishment of Anti-Corruption Center (operated by University Presidents of Thailand (CUPT)
ACT supported the Council of University Presidents of Thailand (CUPT) on the “Corruption-free for Thai Graduates” Project and establishment of Anti-Corruption Center in order to cultivate a consistent value of “anti-corruption” among academics.
International Organizations Members
United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
The United Nation Development Program (UNDP), Khon Khaen University, Ubon Ratchathani University, True Coffee and Anti-Corruption Organization of Thailand all cooperated in setting up a coffee shop named “Corrupt…ฉันไม่ขอรับ (Corrupt… I shall not)” in university as a social enterprise for the young generation. The students who participated in this program learn coffee shop management like a professional by joining UNDP and Anti-Corruption Organization of Thailand and, meanwhile, shape their perception of the values, societies and their country in becoming corruption-free. The profits from the business would went to supporting students’ anti-corruption activities to sustain this learning in the future. Moreover, this coffee shop serves as a learning center for those who would like to participate in the fight against corruption and for younger generations to have space and opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas as well as plan and campaign their activities for corruption solutions at university, community and national levels.
Foreign Chamber of Commerce
The Anti-Corruption Organization of Thailand (ACT) partnered with the International Chamber of Commerce of Thailand (ICCT), which is a non-profit organization established in 1999 and worked in cooperation with the Thailand Council of Chamber of Commerce, Thailand Industrial Council and Thai Bankers Association. As a member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), ICCT aims to support and promote the Thai business sector to take on its roles in co-drafting trade and investment policies directly on the global level.