“Rice spaghetti and nam pla” school director dismissed pending disciplinary probe
in General | June 12, 2018 | (664 views) | By Thai PBS

The school director in Surat Thani’s Tha Chana district who fed school children with rice spaghetti and nam pla (fish sauce) as their lunch has been temporarily dismissed from service pending a disciplinary investigation.

Surat Thani governor Witchavuth Jinto signed the dismissal order for Mr Somchao Sitthichen, director of Ban Tha Mai school in Tambon Prasong, Tha Chana district on Tuesday as recommended by Mr Chumpol Srisung, the provincial educational chief.

Mr Chumpol told the media that the fact-finding panel found that complaints by parents against suspected corruption involving the school lunch programme of the school was grounded. He added that he then ordered a disciplinary probe against Mr Somchao and recommended to the government that the school director be temporarily dismissed from the service pending the probe which is expected to take about 30 days.