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Bangkok (VNA) – Thai politicians who held office in the Abhisit Vejjajiva and Yingluck Shinawatra governments and own assets worth over 50 million THB (about 1.4 million USD) will be scrutinised for any tax evasion, local media reported on March 19, citing an announcement of Thailand’s Office of Auditor-General.

Speaking at a conference on anti-corruption, Auditor-General Office Chief Pisit Leelavachiropas said he recently sent a document to the Revenue Department to ask for an evaluation of the assets and financial situations of those politicians to find out if they have any outstanding income tax dues.

Assets of over 100 former officials have been found fluctuated and at least 60 of them could be liable to pay back taxes, noted Pisit.

The Revenue Department was assigned to track tax payment under the monitoring of the Auditor-General Office.

Earlier, the Office had pushed the department for collection of back taxes on the sale of Shin Corp shares by Thaksin family in 2006.

The Office will also check tax records of wealthy businesspersons as well as major groups that were among Thailand’s richest to find out if they have violated the law.-VNA