Court gives MFP final defence extension

Court gives MFP final defence extension

The opposition party has until June 2 to file a lawsuit preventing group breakdown.

Court gives MFP final defence extension
On January 31, the Move Forward Party’s former leader and current chief adviser Pita Limjaroenrat ( left ) and party leader Chaithawat Tulanon ( second from left ) sat in a meeting room at Parliament to hear the Constitutional Court’s ruling opposing the party’s lese majeste reform policy. ( Photo: Nutthawat Wichieanbut )

The Move Forward Party ( MPF ) has agreed to extend by another 15 days the deadline to submit documents to defend itself in the party dissolution case.

The primary opposition party now has until June 2 to make written arguments in support of its written defense.

The Election Commission (EC ) claims that the group, which has the title of head of state, was involved in a behavior considered hostile to the political regime.

Following a Constitutional Court decision on January 31 that claimed Move Forward’s push for changes to Section 112 of the Criminal Code, the lese-majeste laws, indicated an intention to destroy the constitutional monarchy, the EC petitioned for party breakdown. The EC said the judge’s decision presented basis for breakdown.

The jury accepted the plea on April 3 and eventually granted a series of 15- time extensions at the group’s demand before yesterday’s last extension.

Move Forward won the May 14, 2023, poll with 151 House votes but was unable to type a partnership with the Pheu Thai Party, which had a lead. The latter claimed that as long as amending Part 112 remained a fundamental policy of Move Forward, it would be impossible to win the help of the appointed Senate.

But, Move Forward refused to budge and Pheu Thai went back to form a new partnership. Move Forward then leads the criticism.

Walk Forward’s father, the Future Forward Party, was dissolved in 2020 by the contract courtroom following an EC issue about a campaign funding violation.

In another growth, the Constitutional Court rejected an EC petition asking for a decision regarding Nakhonchai Khunnarong’s status as a former Moe Forward MP for Rayong.

There were no more basis for the court to evaluate the event, according to the court, because Mr. Nakhonchai had now left when the percentage filed the plea.

Mr. Nakhonchai admitted to having been convicted of theft and having spent 18 months in prison 24 years previously and resigned in August of last year.

The EC conducted its own research, determined that the lawmaker was ineligible to run for a seat in the House, and ordered him to cover the costs of the by-election held to replace him.