Dissolution cases against 3 political parties continue

Knock, knock… Wake up. You were sleeping ? While we are entertained on a daily basis in this beautiful country we love so much (lese-majeste, architecture stories, and strange weddings…) … the serious stuff continues backstage, unabated…

Three political parties in the coalition government of Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat on Wednesday submitted evidence separately to Thailand’s Constitution Court to fight against the party dissolution cases in connection with fraud during last December’s general election.

The three parties are the ruling People Power Party (PPP), headed by its acting leader the prime minister himself, the Chart Thai Party, headed by former prime minister Banharn Silpa-archa, and the Matchimathipataya Party headed by Anongwan Thepsutin, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment.

Evidences submitted by representatives of the three political parties to the Constitution Court stated that frauds committed by three executives of the three parties were committed by the three individuals without the knowledge of other executives of the parties.

If the parties are found guilty, they would be dissolved, and their senior executives banned from politics for five years.

The Constitution Court asked the three parties to send their representatives for a meeting on November 26. (TNA)

I called it the “Sword of Damocles”. Basically, since last april the government has to live (“live” because it’s impossible to write “work”…) with this lethal threat.

We have had (already) 2 governments (Samak and Somchai)… Plus the PAD’s protests… Plus the Thaksin Circus… All in one year (general elections december 2007)…

Instability, hide and seek, paralysis, those are the names of the game.

And until the judicial process is done, don’t expect any kind of normality… And the worse part is : we don’t even know when the Constitution Court will give its verdict… It could take months…

2 Responses to “Dissolution cases against 3 political parties continue”


  1. 1 chinesethai 20 November 2008 at 3:27 am

    While dissolution cases continue, I invite you to take a look at another carnage last night. A rocket grenade was fired on the protesters in the Government House compound at around 3AM. The Government Spokesman Guthep Saikrajang said this morning on TPBS that the Government has no responsibility of the safety of the protesters who do not accept Mr.Somchai’s legitimacy!!

    Warning: some of you may find some images offending.

    http://www.manager.co.th/Politics/ViewNews.aspx?NewsID=9510000137342

  2. 2 fall 20 November 2008 at 4:01 pm

    …we don’t even know when the Constitution Court will give its verdict… It could take months
    I am betting my bottom dollars the case would be ultra-prioritize, asap, and zoom in-out of court so fast. That it would almost take longer to read out the verdict than waiting for the judgement itself…


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