Nalinee Thaveesin

Nalinee Thaveesin

BANGKOK, 2 March 2012. U.S. Ambassador to Thailand Kristie Kenney has met with Office of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) President Panthep Klanarongran to discuss anti-corruption cooperation.

Mrs. Kenney, along with her entourage, including Director of the Transnational Crime Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok

Ali Jalili, yesterday discussed with Mr Panthep several anti-corruption cooperation the frameworks of United Nations Convention against Corruption and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).

After the meeting, the NACC President revealed that they did not discuss about Prime Minister’s Office Nalinee Thaveesin. The US Treasury Department in 2008 described Ms Nalinee as Zimbabwe’s President Mugabe’s crony. The move ended in Ms Nalinee’s assets in the US being frozen and Washington banning her from having any business transactions with US citizens. Ms Nalinee told local media that she had known the Mugabes for more than a decade, but denied she had ever had a business relationship with them.

He said they discussed about the corruption case of former Tourism Authority of Thailand Governor Juthamas Siriwan, who accepted bribes from an American movie producer who was later given the rights to organise an international film festival in Thailand.