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By Prachatai |
<p>The Election Commission (EC) has summoned Move Forward Party MPs to explain their comments during the parliamentary debate on the 2022 budget relating to the monarchy. This follows a petition filed by a then-member of the ruling party on the grounds that they were an affront to the Kingdom&rsquo;s democratic regime.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>Ruangkrai Leekitwattana, a member of Palang Pracharat Party (PPRP) has filed a petition with the Election Commission (EC) to disband the Move Forward Party (MFP) on the grounds that an MFP proposal to reduce crown-related budget allocations for 2022 is an affront to the Kingdom&rsquo;s democratic regime of government with the King as Head of State.</p>
<div> <div>Two major political parties have challenged the junta’s new regulation which handicaps old parties amid criticism that the military is manipulating the election laws for the benefit of new parties in the next general election scheduled in November 2018.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>On 27 December 2017, Ruangkrai Leekitwattana, a member of the Pheu Thai Party legal team, <a href="">submitted a petition</a> to the Constitution Court asking it to rule whether the junta’s endorsement of Head of the National Council for Peace and Order </div></div>
<div><a href="">Khaodsod English</a> : A former Pheu Thai Party MP has been held in an army camp and denied communication with the outside world for three days, a military officer confirmed.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The news emerged on Friday after close aides to Ruangkrai Leekijwattana told the press that the politician had not been seen or heard from since he was detained by soldiers on 3 February.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>A senior military officer confirmed that Ruengkrai is being held at 11th Army District headquarters in Bangkok for "attitude adjustment." </div>