Progressive Movement’s Piyabutr Saengkanokkul helps MFP chief Pita Limjaroenrat amid election eligibility controversy

Piyabutr Saengkanokkul, an influential figure in Thailand’s Progressive Movement and a key helper for the Move Forward Party’s election campaign, encouraged the party’s supporters on Thursday to face agency against attempts to discredit Pita Limjaroenrat, the 42-year-old chief and sole prime ministerial candidate for the MFP. He additionally urged them to battle against efforts to stop the celebration from attaining victory in the upcoming election.
Saengkanokkul’s assertion refers to petitions submitted to the Election Commission (EC), which allege that Limjaroenrat is ineligible for the election because of his possession of shares in a media company.
In a Facebook post, Saengkanokkul rallied supporters to assemble over 10 million votes for the MFP and secure the most parliamentary seats within the upcoming election, which might allow them to form a new government.
“We now have to assume massive and dream big, not simply be a middle-sized get together in a coalition government,” he stated. “We must obtain the best number of seats and lead the model new government.”
Saengkanokkul added that the petitions submitted towards Limjaroenrat have been an try to destroy the MFP via a “legal war”.
National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) secretary-general Niwatchai Kasemmongkol insisted on Thursday that Limjaroenrat had already declared the iTV Plc shares beneath his name. However, he couldn’t recall when the declaration had occurred reviews Bangkok Post.
Confidential was responding to questions about whether Limjaroenrat had did not declare his ownership of 42,000 iTV shares to the NACC when he became an MP following the 2019 election.
“Limjaroenrat might need initially been uncertain if the shares have been his, as he serves as executor of the inherited shares,” Kasemmongkol stated, including that this uncertainty could be the reason for the delay in declaring them.
Kasemmongkol acknowledged that the EC would in the end determine whether Limjaroenrat’s shareholding would render him ineligible to take part in the upcoming election.
Election Commission secretary-general Sawaeng Boonmee pointed out that with simply two days remaining until Election Day, there might not be enough time for the commission to complete its investigation into the matter. He additionally noted that the investigation could be conducted after the election to make sure fairness for all events concerned..

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