PPP minister confident party will have time to gather evidence to plead dissolution case in court

September 2nd, 2008 - 2:57 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Ministers from the People Power Party are confident that their party retains sufficient time to gather information to plead their case in court, following the Election Commission of Thailand’s decision to dissolve the party.

The Deputy Minister of Transport and People Power Party member, Mr. Songsak Thongsri (ทรงศักดิ์ ทองศรี), said that a recent Cabinet meeting held by Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej (สมัคร สุนทรเวช) involved explanations by officials of their reason for implementing the Emergency Decree. Mr. Songsak said that the decree would aid in returning peace and order to the nation.

In regards to the Election Commission of Thailand’s verdict which calls for the dissolution of the People Power Party, Mr. Songsak said that the matter will be handled by the Constitutional Court. He said that his party still has time to gather evidence and information to plead their case. The Deputy Minister of Transport said that the court may issue a different verdict when the time comes. He adds that the Election Commission’s ruling was not final and required the consensus of a court of law.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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