Thailand: FFP seeks suspension of 27 PPRP MPs

  • The FFP wants the Constitutional Court to suspend 30 MPs, mostly from PPRP, pending a judgement on their alleged holding of shares in media companies.
  • 80 FFP MPs filed the complaint to Parliament President Chuan Leekpai on 3 Jun 19, with FFP secretary-general Piyabutr Saengkanokkul noting that 30 MPs had held shares of media companies in a manner that could affect their MP status.
  • Of the 30 individuals, 27 individuals came from PPRP, while there was one each from the Action Coalition for Thailand, People Progressive and Chart Pattana parties.
  • FFP has also asked the parliament to review the qualifications of prime ministerial candidates before a vote on the next prime minister.

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