Wissanu downplays ‘irregularities’ in Senate vote

Wissanu downplays ‘irregularities’ in Senate vote

Wissanu downplays ‘irregularities’ in Senate vote
Wissanu Krea- ngam, a constitutional adviser to the perfect secretary. ( Photo: Chanat Katanyu )

Wissanu Krea- ngam, a constitutional adviser to the prime minister, on Tuesday expressed worry about complaints that the Senate vote is being marred by abnormalities.

He made the remarks as a result of grievances about alleged irregularities in district-level election next Sunday.

Asked if he was concerned, he said while problems were detected in the area- stage voting, they were fairly minimal ones.

According to Mr. Wissanu, the Election Commission (EC ) reported that the majority of the districts ‘ voting was smooth because there were few candidates.

” But, when the election at provincial and national rates takes place, there may be a reason to worry,” he added without elaborating.

In response to the complaints, caregiver senator Somchai Swangkarn on Tuesday demanded that the EC make the district-level election results public.

He claimed that many candidates had requested the results of the ballot, but area election officials had turned down their requests, claiming they had previously provided the results to the EC.

Mr. Somchai has asserted on numerous occasions that the results of the Senate vote has been manipulated by various methods.

He claimed before that a review of the voting results on Sunday revealed that some candidates received overwhelming support while others received little support.

This is attributed to a flaw in the natural laws governing the vote, which allows individuals to cast ballots for themselves and/or for another candidates, according to Mr. Somchai, who chairs the Senate committee on human privileges and consumer protection.

He claimed that some of the individuals who did not cast ballots on Sunday may have been paid by political parties or interest groups to participate in the election in order to support other individuals.

According to Mr. Somchai, the Senate committee has learned that a hotel proprietor who applied to run for office also instructed his employees to do the same.

He claimed that some candidates are believed to possess lied about their professional experiences and that the EC should have taken the time to carefully study their backgrounds.

He added that the upcoming provincial-level ballot in the Senate election on June 16 do reveal that many people had been hired to participate in the process just to support candidates supported by particular political parties or interest groups.