BOT chief says no whitewash

THAILAND - Bank of Thailand Governor MR Pridiyathorn Devakula yesterday, 15 August, denied there would be a "whitewash" of legal cases against former executives of banks and 56 defunct finance companies widely accused of impropriety.

But he said the central bank's pursuit of them had to end at some point.

"(Regarding) the cases against the former executives of 56 finance companies, it is an old issue, (that has gone on) at least four years," he said. "We've studied it for a long time.

"(In) the