Thai PM found guilty of violating constitution

September 9th, 2008 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS  

Bangkok, Sep 9 (Xinhua) Thailand’s Constitution Court Tuesday found the country’s Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej guilty of violating the charter for hosting a television cooking show after he assumed office in January.The court voted unanimously to give a guilty verdict against Samak and disqualified him as prime minister.

In the one-hour hearing, the court said Samak has violated articles 182 and 267 of the Constitution that prohibit prime minister or ministers from being employees of any company.

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