Thanathorn may face yet another investigation
Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit may face yet another probe by the Election Commission for endorsing the candidacy of one party member in the March-24 election who was later disqualified by the EC.
A well-informed source close to the EC cited the case of Mr Phubet Henlod, a Future Forward candidate for Sakhon Nakhon province’s Constituency 2 whose poll candidacy was withdrawn by an order of the Supreme Court’s Electoral Affairs Division on March 19 after it was proven that he was a partner-manager of a media company, Mars Engineering and Service, which engaged in broadcasting and printed media businesses.
The source said that the Future Forward party leader and the executive commitee should jointly be held accountable for knowingly fielding an unqualified candidate to contest the election.
Thanathorn was on Tuesday charged by the EC for holding 675,000 shares of V-Luck Media Company in violation of the Constitution and MPs Election Act while registering for the general election. The Constitution and the election law prohibit proprietors or share-holders of media companies to run in elections.
The young firebrand politician is due back in Bangkok from Europe Thursday night to defend his case before the EC. He has told his followers in a clip posted on his Facebook page not to worry and insisted on his innocence.
“This is nothing more than a politics of personal destruction,” he said in the clip.
Members of Future Forward party today called on party’s supporters to show up at Suvarnabhumi airport Thursday night to offer Thanathorn their moral support.