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EC pushing for more charges against Thanathorn


The Election Commission (EC) is seeking the filing of more charges against Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, the former leader of the dissolved Future Forward Party, including two criminal cases involving his alleged shareholding in V-Luck media and a loan extension.

The EC stated on March 3 that Thanathorn’s shareholding in V-Luck media violated Section 151 of the election law, which stipulates that a person who was knowingly not qualified shall be fined Bt20,000 to Bt200,000 or face one to 10 years of imprisonment if he applied to become a member of Parliament.
An investigation into the shareholding case has been completed and the evidence will be presented to a meeting of the EC. An update was expected next week.
Regarding the case of Thanathorn extending loans of Bt191.2-million to Future Forward, the EC is scrutinising the ruling of the Constitutional Court that resulted in the dissolution of the party.

Published : March 04, 2020

By : The Nation