MFP defies court order to keep quiet

MFP defies court order to keep quiet

Opposition leader claims that the court process wo n’t be affected by a press conference on the dissolution case.

MFP defies court order to keep quiet
A planned media meeting on Sunday” does not influence the judge’s deliberation”, Move Forward Party chief Chaithawat Tulathon says. ( Photo: Pattarapong Chatpattarasill )

The Move Forward Party ( MPP ) has pledged to defy the Constitutional Court’s directive to not express its views in public in a way that could have an impact on court proceedings because it is in a situation where it could lead to its dissolution.

Chaithawat Tulathon, the party’s president, insisted on Thursday that a anticipated press conference on Sunday would be held to discuss how it would support its defense in the case.

The defense speech that was submitted to the jury will not go beyond what was even clarified in the description. The press event does not affect the judge’s deliberation”, Mr Chaithawat said.

The court will hear the event on Wednesday, but it’s not known when it will make a decision.

After granting the final of three 15-day modifications, the jury received the defense statement from the main opposition group on Tuesday.

It advised the plaintiff, the Election Commission (EC ), and the party to refrain from making any public statements that might have an impact on public opinion or the outcome of court proceedings.

Mr. Chaithawat stated that the party had many witnesses to come before the court.

” It is up to the court to decide whether to allow]them ]”, he said.

In a complaint filed by the EC, the group requested that it bedissolved in March. It was responding to the judge’s decision on January 31 when Move Forward was discovered to have pushed for modifications to Section 112 of the Criminal Code, also known as the lese-majeste laws, indicating an intention to destroy the constitutional king.

The EC argued that the group violated Area 92 of the natural law governing political parties in light of the ruling. The part grants the court the authority to break any organization that poses a threat to the constitutional king.

Under Parts 92 and 94 of the law, the EC requested the jury dissolve the party, withdraw party executives ‘ right to work in elections, and forbid someone who loses those right from registering or serving as party executives for ten years.

Any lese-majeste problem may be filed by the Bureau of the Royal Household, according to the modifications proposed by Move Forward. Police are now required to conduct an investigation into allegations of royal defamation against anyone. In consequence, according to the group, politicians and other power figures have used the law to stifle dissenting viewpoints.

Additionally, the group has demanded less harsh sentences for lese-majeste beliefs.

Current sentences for a faith under Section 112 range from three to fifteen times. Authorities often cite the intensity of the crime, based on the words, as the reason for denying loan to individuals awaiting trial or appealing their convictions.