11 July 2024

The Constitutional Court announced today that it will continue deliberating on a petition filed against former Move Forward party leader Pita Limjaroenrat, in the ITV’s shareholding case, next Wednesday, which is the regular day for its weekly meeting.

In its statement issued after its today’s meeting, the court said it will also consider another petition regarding the Move Forward Party and Pita and their policy to amend the lèse majesté law. It

Many had speculated that the Court would deliver its rulings on both petitions today.

On July 19, the Court accepted the Election Commission’s petition to rule on the parliamentary status of Pita, as he was accused of holding 42,000 shares in iTV, a media company, at the time he registered his electoral candidacy, in violation of Sections 82, 101(6) and 98(3) of the Constitution.

A few days later, the Court accepted a petition, filed by lawyer Theerayut Suwankesorn, who believes that Pita and his party’s policy to amend the lèse majesté law violates Article 49 of the Constitution, which prohibits the public from exercising its rights and liberties to overthrow the country’s constitutional monarchy.

Pita called for such amendments throughout his general election campaign and continues to do so, claimed Theerayut.