Thai court reviews PM and Move Forward Party dissolution

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin's qualifications are being questioned after appointing Pichit Chuenban as Minister attached to PM office.

The Thai Constitutional Court convened to address significant political issues, including the alleged subversion by the Move Forward Party (MFP) and a petition questioning Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin’s qualifications following the appointment of Pichit Chuenban as Minister attached to the Prime Minister’s Office.

The court reviewed a petition from the Election Commission (EC), filed by the political party registrar, that seeks the dissolution of the MFP. The petition calls for banning the party’s executive committee members from running for elections and prevents them from registering a new party for ten years.

The EC has been instructed to submit its list of witnesses and evidence by tomorrow. The Constitutional Court’s office will conduct further research and present its findings at the next hearing scheduled for two days from now.

Additionally, the court examined a petition submitted by the president of the Senate, reflecting the views of 40 senators. They argue that PM Srettha’s appointment of Pichit as minister raises concerns about his qualifications.

The court has ordered both parties to submit their lists of witnesses and evidence by tomorrow. The Constitutional Court’s office will conduct further research and present its findings at the hearing set for June 18.

This session included a detailed examination of the allegations against the MFP, with the EC arguing that the party’s actions constitute subversion of the government.

Court investigates allegations

The court’s decision to order additional evidence and witness lists underscores the complexity and seriousness of the charges, a court representative stated.

“The allegations against the Move Forward Party are serious, and we must thoroughly investigate to ensure the integrity of our political system.”

The petition against the 62 year old Thai prime minister focuses on the controversial appointment of Pichit Chuenban. The senators’ concerns highlight potential issues with the prime minister’s decision-making process and the implications for governmental integrity.

“The appointment of Pichit Chuenban has raised significant questions about the prime minister’s judgment, and it is essential that we address these concerns transparently,” said a senator.

The Constitutional Court’s actions indicate a meticulous approach to both cases, ensuring that all relevant evidence and testimonies are considered. The forthcoming hearings are expected to shed more light on these matters, with potential implications for Thailand’s political landscape.

The upcoming hearings will be crucial in determining the future of the MFP and the standing of the Bangkok-born prime minister, reported The Pattaya News.

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