Charter court refuses to lift Thanathorn’s duty suspension order

Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit has been dealt yet another blow with the Constitutional Court rejecting his plea to rescind an earlier court’s order suspending him from performing his duties as an MP.

According to the Constitutional Court’s bulletin, released today (Wednesday), the court had not found any change in behavior on the part of Mr. Thanathorn that would justify the court lifting the suspension.

The court suspended Thanathorn pending a ruling on a case in which he is accused of holding media shares at the time he registered his electoral candidacy.

The court considered Thanathorn’s case regarding the legal procedure, including which witnesses should be summoned to testify, documentary evidence and whether witnesses should be subjected to an inquiry.

The court also considered the parliamentary membership status of 33 MPs, also accused of holding media shares, and agreed to accept, for further consideration, the cases of 22 MPs who were given 15 days to respond to the accusations.

One case concerning Mr. Wutthinan Boonchu was dismissed by the court.


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