- Posted December 27, 2013 by
Bangkok Convulsing with Wounded and Impartiality
The 14 were part of the Thai fascists group, the so-called People's Democratic Reform Committee, were lawfully charged with obstructing the election process, intruding into state offices and gathering more than ten people to instigate unrest. They were released on bail early today after posting bond.
Election Commissioner Somchai Srisutthiyakorn, who was also a secretary general of the defunct Peoples Network for Elections in Thailand (PNET), a rightwing-based watchdog, said the party-list candidacy registration has continued since 8.30am today, the last day.
The EC sprang a surprised yesterday at a press conference when they proposed to delay the elections much to the outraged of human rights organizations and political parties. Some question the impartiality of the EC members.
In early 2006, Somchai had supported the Democrat Party's boycott of national election which then resulted in the army coup that removed democratically-elected Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.