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MP files complaint against 3 opposition MPs for allegedly joining the protest

Caitlin Ashworth

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A member of parliament filed a complaint against 3 opposition MPs for allegedly joining the weekend’s pro-democracy protest where activists demanded reform of the Thai Monarchy. He’s also putting together a legal team aimed at dissolving the members’ 3 opposition parties.

Palang Pracharat MP Sira Jenjakha says he has a photo of the 3 members raising their hands in a 3 finger salute, a symbol of resistance against the military run government. He says the protest was illegal, and the location, the Royal Field next to the Grand Palace, is off limits to unauthorised people.

He filed the complaint with the Chanasongkhram police against Mongkolkit Suksintharanont, of the Thai Civilized Party, Peerawit Ruangluedolapark, of the Thai Rak Thai Party and Nattha Boonchai-insawat of the Kao Klai Party.

A legal team assigned by Sira will collect evidence and file a petition with the Constitutional Court calling on the dissolution of the 3 opposition parties: Thai Civilized Party, Thai Rak Thai Party and Kao Klai Party.

He says he also plans to ask the House Speaker to investigate the 3 members to determine if they breached the parliament’s ethical conduct.

SOURCE: Thai PBS

 

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    mgm

    Monday, September 21, 2020 at 5:31 pm

    Well, looks like the beginning of the end for the junta
    Forced attrition,
    nothing like this brainstorm to ignite a coup

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    mom

    Monday, September 21, 2020 at 5:33 pm

    Why reform when you can crush dissent?

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    mgm

    Monday, September 21, 2020 at 5:40 pm

    I see we are going to be censored, again.
    Pity.

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    Maag

    Monday, September 21, 2020 at 8:55 pm

    Will they be hanged for that crime ?

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    Toby Andrews

    Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 9:33 am

    This is no democracy. A democratic government will not suggest banning opposition parties because some took part in a demonstration. This is a dictatorship showing their true colours.

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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