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EC petitioned to probe alleged media share holdings of 16 MPs

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EC petitioned to probe alleged media share holdings of 16 MPs

 

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BANGKOK, 14 June 2019(NNT) - Srisuwan Janya, secretary general of the Association for the Protection of the Thai Constitution, today lodged a petition with the Election Commission to investigate allegations that 16 MPs of the Palang Pracharath Party and Chart Pattana Party hold shares in media firms.

 

He will also ask the National Anti-Corruption Commission to investigate the Senate Selection Committee for alleged unethical conduct and hidden interests.

 

Mr. Srisuwan called on the Election Commission to look into the allegations involving 15 Palang Pracharath MPs and one Chart Pattana MP which might possibly lead to the retroactive disqualification of their MP status. The accused lawmakers include Pareena Kraikupt of the Palang Pracharath Party for Ratchaburi; Kulvadee Nopamornbodhi of the Palang Pracharath Party for Ratchaburi; Natthaphol Thipasuwan of the Palang Pracharath Party and Thevan Liptapanlop, leader of the Chart Pattana Party. If found guilty by law of holding shares in media firms as accused, these lawmakers would have been disqualified to stand for election as MPs and thus could lose their MP status. The Election Commission would forward the cases to the Constitutional Court for final judgment.

 

Meanwhile, Mr. Srisuwan lodged the petition with the National Anti-Corruption Commission, asking it to investigate the allegations that the Senate Selection Committee had seriously committed unethical conduct and had acted to conceal hidden interests. In particular, five members of the Senate Selection Committee who concurrently hold cabinet seats and act as members of the National Council for Peace and Order were selected as senators.

 

Besides, the secretary of the cabinet might be faced with duty-negligence charges for failing to publicize the names of the members of the Senate Selection Committee in the Royal Gazette.

 

 

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I really don’t like this guy, but if he can make the mm fall more power to him. 

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Impeached this bunch of EC officials. Then possibly there is a chance that the EC will do something with new non partisan officials. Or else this is an exercise in futility. 

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9 minutes ago, d2b2 said:

They were holding media shares only literally. The didn't own them, they all belonged to dead friends and the MPs were simply Loaned them to hold 

Who do you refer to when you say 'they'?

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54 minutes ago, d2b2 said:

They were holding media shares only literally. The didn't own them, they all belonged to dead friends and the MPs were simply Loaned them to hold 

Watch. Duh, sorry, what's you talkin' about Willis? 55555🤣😂🤣😂

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20 hours ago, Eligius said:

Ultimately, all this is vain and will be proven to be so. 

No significant dent (no matter how much merited) will be allowed to be inflicted upon the junta - sorry, 'government'. They did not plan and plot for five years to see their grip on the country loosened and released.

No way!

Ludicrous explanations (excuses) will eventually be produced for the majority of seeming wrong-doing or illegitimacy.

We can depend on it!

 

 

There is even another thing you forgot to mention :

Prayut got a lot of time to form a new Govt. He is in no hurry, because as long as it is not clear who is clean, he will have the constitutional right to rule with section 44. This makes it easier for him to decide. It's simply said any dictator's best way. 

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20 hours ago, webfact said:

Meanwhile, Mr. Srisuwan lodged the petition with the National Anti-Corruption Commission, asking it to investigate the allegations that the Senate Selection Committee had seriously committed unethical conduct and had acted to conceal hidden interests. In particular, five members of the Senate Selection Committee who concurrently hold cabinet seats and act as members of the National Council for Peace and Order were selected as senators.

Now long did it take the NACC to finalize the "watchman" case?

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Why, with these guys, does allegedly holding media shares lead to losing MP status only, but with Thanathorn it could lead to party dissolution 🤔

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20 hours ago, webfact said:

the Association for the Protection of the Thai Constitution

This has to be one of the most failed non-government organizations in Thailand.

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18 hours ago, Eric Loh said:

Impeached this bunch of EC officials. Then possibly there is a chance that the EC will do something with new non partisan officials. Or else this is an exercise in futility. 

The NACC would have to accept a petition from the public to impeach and file a charge with the Supreme Court. If the Supreme Court accepts it, the EC members will be suspended pending the Courts decision.

Exercise in futility indeed.

But it would be even slightly detrimental to the EC's reputation for the SC to accept the referral no matter the decision, if any. An official SC review would likely continue to add chaos to the developing Prayut government with perhaps some political 'blowback.'

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26 minutes ago, Srikcir said:

This has to be one of the most failed non-government organizations in Thailand.

Is their leader the same man who is searching the world for any small morsel he can try to play up against Khun Thanathorn and the FF members? 

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