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Ex-yellow shirt senator gets jail for hindering 2013 Phatthalung poll


Phattalung Provincial Court on Monday sentenced Thawee Phumsingharat – a former member of the yellow-shirt People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) – to two years and 12 months in prison for hindering local elections in 2013.

Thawee allegedly joined other PDRC members to block the election of MPs in Phattalung from December 28-31, 2013.

Though he was elected as Phattalung senator the following year, he never reported to work because Yingluck Shinawatra’s elected government was ousted on May 22, 2014 by a military takeover led by General Prayut Chan-o-cha.

Published : January 25, 2021

By : THE NATION