BANGKOK (AFP) - Thailand's anti-corruption body on Thursday found Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat guilty of neglecting his duties while working in the justice department 8 years ago. Members of the National Counter Corruption Commission said Somchai was wrong to suspend a corruption investigation into two senior officials while he was a permanent secretary at the justice ministry in 2000. But the charge will not affect Somchai's month-long premiership as the body can only refer the civil case to the justice minister to administer punishment. "The NCCC agreed that Somchai seriously breached discipline as his reckless work caused harm to the state under civil servant law," Klanarong Chanthick, an NCCC member, said. "But Somchai is not guilty of criminal wrongdoing," he added. The NCCC's investigation followed a complaint lodged by senior judge Chamnan Rawiwanpong after he petitioned for an investigation into alleged corruption involving a land sale in Phatum Thani province in 2000. After the petition, Somchai set up a disciplinary panel, accusing Chamnan of serious wrongdoing and recommending he be fired, prompting Chamnan to make the counter-complaint. Meanwhile, Thailand's powerful army chief Thursday piled the pressure on Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat, saying that if he were in the premier's position, he would resign as protests against his rule drag on. Somchai has been losing allies since two people died in clashes on Oct 7 between anti-government protesters and police, with opponents and demonstrators calling on him to step down and dissolve parliament. "I am not prejudiced against any government, but if I were prime minister I would resign. I would not stay in power," General Anupong Paojinda said in an interview with local television. The influential Anupong insisted he would not pressure Somchai to step down, but said the public would be looking for someone to take responsibility for the clashes, which also left nearly 500 people injured. The army chief again said he would not stage a coup, and denied the military was involved in the recent street violence, which erupted when police fired tear gas to try and stop protesters from blockading parliament. "Nobody should allow that kind of tragedy to happen " I did not expect that things could turn that bad," he said. Soon after Anupong's comments, Somchai told reporters that he planned to remain as prime minister until he had overseen amendments to the constitution " a plan with no timeline and one of the prime reasons for the protests. "I am not attached to the position (of prime minister), but if I am leaving people must be able to live in peace," he told reporters. An anti-government alliance launched a campaign in May, claiming that the ruling People Power Party elected in December is just a puppet of ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra, who they accuse of corruption and nepotism. Somchai is Thaksin's brother-in-law, and has only been in his position for one month after his predecessor Samak Sundaravej was forced to resign after a Thai court ruled he had illegally accepted payment for TV cooking shows.