2008-09-29 18:36:47

Thailand's New Prime Minister Under Investigation

(29 Sept 08 - RV) Thailand’s Election Commission opened an investigation today into whether new Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat should resign for violating the constitution.
Somchai is believed to be in violation by holding shares in a company that holds a concession from a state firm.The constitution bars members of Parliament from holding shares in companies that do business with state enterprises.Meanwhile, thousands of protesters continue to occupy the prime minister's office compound, over a month after they first entered to call for the resignation of previous Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej. The Vice Chancellor at St. John’s University in Bangkok, Chainarong Monthienvichienchai, told us that the demonstrators are now pushing for a new political system...

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