Four former and current Cabinet ministers may have violated Constitution: EC

Four former and current Cabinet ministers may have violated Constitution: EC

By The Nation

 

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File photo : Suvit Maesincee

 

Four former and current Cabinet members, including Science and Technology Minister Suvit Maesincee, may have violated the Constitution for holding shares in concessions, the Election Commission (EC) decided on Tuesday.
 

The EC also ruled that three other ministers may have violated the charter and could be disqualified from their ministerial posts. They are Education Minister Teerakiat Charoensettasilp, Deputy Transport Minister Pirin Chuchotithavorn and former Deputy Education Minister ML Panadda Diskul.

 

The EC will submit the case to the Constitutional Court to make a final decision on whether their holding shares in concessions is a conflict of interest.

 

The case was submitted to the agency in February last year by Pheu Thai Party’s lawyer Ruangkrai Leekitwatana.

 

Deputy prime minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, in charge of the government legal affairs, on Friday said the ministers may have to be suspended from work if it is ordered by the court.

 

They could opt to resign or take leave from their posts to show their spirit, Wissanu said. “Nobody could possibly stop them from that,” Wissanu said.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30362058

 
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