EC to transfer Election Director of Roi Et and Buriram Province

December 19th, 2007 - 9:24 am ICT by admin  

The Election Commission (EC) has issued an order to transfer Election Director of Rio Et Province Saroch Pairoh (สาโรช ไพเราะ) following an incident in which ballots were mistakenly burned during advanced voting.

Mr. Saroch will be transferred to the central EC office where he will assist in bureaucratic work. Electoral Investigator of the Roi Et EC Chadintorn Laotah (ชฎิลทร เหล่าทา) will also be transferred to the Nakorn Ratchasima EC office for his failure to perform his duty in the incident. The transfers are considered a mild disciplinary punishment by the EC which has accepted that the ballot burnings were not intentional. The EC stated though, that the destruction of ballots is still considered illegal and warrant punishment.

Buriram Provincial EC Director Suwit Yatniyom will also be transferred to the central EC. He allegedly has acted with bias pertaining to the upcoming election and the EC had him transferred from his previous position.

Source : National News Bureau Public Relations Department

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