PM submits his defence to court

PM submits his defence to court

PM submits his defence to court
Srettha Thavisin, the prime minister, at Government House on Monday. ( Photo: Chanat Katanyu )

In a situation involving the contentious nomination of politician Pichit Chuenban as a PM’s Office minister, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has filed a defense with the Constitutional Court.

Mr. Srettha claimed the defense was given to the court next Friday, but he only gave the specifics of his argument his refusal to explore when asked if he could give them to the media.

” It’s more of a explanation. I have the obligation to understand, and I think I’ve covered it all”, he said.

Following next month’s acceptance of a petition asking for his ouster in connection with Pichit’s interview in a recent cabinet reshuffle, the prime minister was scheduled to file a defense by Saturday.

A group of caretaker senators filed the petition in response to the court’s request to remove Mr. Srettha and Pichit from office in accordance with Sections 170( 4 ) and ( 5 ) of the charter, which regulates the ethics of cabinet ministers.

After they attempted to pay Supreme Court officers by handing them a paper bag containing 2 million ringgit, Pichit was sentenced to six months in prison in 2008 together with two associates. Criticisms have declared him unfit to serve as a government secretary.

Nevertheless, he resigned just before the judge accepted the complaint, which was seen as a bet to protect Mr Srettha from possible legal squabbles. The judge agreed to hear the case against Mr. Srettha while rejecting the circumstance against Pichit because he had already resigned.

Additionally, Mr. Srettha opted not to be involved in any additional social innovations scheduled for this quarter.

One of them is the Move Forward Party ( MPF)’s ( MFP ) dissolution case.

After granting the party’s final of three 15-day modifications, the Constitutional Court will hear the breakdown case monday.

Another is the lawyer’s decision to prosecute former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra on a der majoreste fee. On June 18, Thaksin is scheduled to turn in a statement to the prosecution.