Charter court asked to drop media share case against Palang Pracharat MPs
In its latest move over the case of 27 Palang Pracharat MPs accused of holding media shares, the party’s legal team has asked the Constitutional Court to dismiss the case on the grounds that the case was not properly submitted to the court.
Earlier, the party’s legal team had asked the court not to suspend the MPs from performing their duties in parliament.
Mr. Thosaphol Pengsom, the legal team leader, said that the move by a group of 66 MPs of the Future Forward party did not follow the Constitutional Court’s procedure because the petition must be in the form of a formal petition and not just a letter and, as such, the court should dismiss the case for this technical reason without having to consider it.
In case the court decides to accept the case for consideration, Mr. Thosaphol said he would ask the court to allow the accused MPs to defend themselves.
This case differs from that of Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, who was suspended from his duty as an MP by the court, because that case had already been investigated by the Election Commission, explained Mr. Thosaphol.