Constitution Tribunal orders Thai Rak Thai to be dissolved

BANGKOK (Nation): The Constitution Tribunal yesterday ruled that the Thai Rak Thai Party did not have enough political ideology to remain as a political party and had committed wrongdoings warranting dissolution.

The tribunal found that the Thai Rak Thai-led government dissolved Parliament in order to help its party leader Thaksin Shinawatra with his personal problems.

The judges found that Thaksin had exerted power over the party’s ideology, and that the political situation stemmed from the party leader’s personal problems.

The judges ruled that Thai Rak Thai had allowed the election to be abused as a tool for the party leader to try to monopolize power.

The tribunal also found that the party did not attach importance to elections and did not have a political ideology directed at improving the public’s well being as promised during the election campaign.

Phuket News

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