Thai army says investigation clears officers of corruption in park scandal

Thailand's military says an internal investigation has cleared senior officers of corruption in connection with the financing of a public park featuring giant statutes of kings on army property.

Army commander Gen. Theerachai Nakvanich told a news conference Friday that no member of the military was involved in corruption connected to Rajabhakti Park in the seaside town of Hua Hin.

The park opened in September.

Two senior officers have been accused of involvement in corruption, including kickbacks and the diversion of funds.

The case has attracted particular attention because the military junta that has run Thailand since staging a coup last year has vowed to reform the country's political system to stamp out corruption, which it blames on politicians.