Senator seeks credential review of PM

September 29th, 2008 - 1:04 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Senator Ruangkrai Likijwattana (เรืองไกร ลีกิจวัฒนะ) will today seek an Election Commission review of the Prime Minister’s credentials after raising suspicions on the legitimacy of his membership in the House of Representatives.

Senator Ruangkrai Likijwattana this morning submitted a request for the Election Commission (EC) to review the credentials of Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat. Senator Ruangkrai stated that evidence shows during Mr. Somchai’s submission of assets in entering the House of Representatives as well as when assuming the position of Minister of Education, the current PM held 100,000 shares in CS Loxinfo Company Limited; holdings worth 368,000 baht. The company however is contractually tied to state enterprise The Provincial Electricity Authority.

The senator contends that such holdings may be congruent with misconduct as stipulated in Constitution article 267, disqualifying him from his post in parliament and as a consequence his post as premier. Mr. Ruangkrai has thus asked the EC to review the matter and decide if it must be forwarded to the Constitution Tribunal.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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