THAILAND: 100,000 demonstrate to remove 312 MPs, senators


13849267991104-640x390x2BANGKOK, Nov 20 – More than 100,000 people have officially endorsed the impeachment of 312 MPs and senators, former Democrat MP Ekkanat Prompan said today.

He said the latest count at 10 pm last night confirmed the figure, and the authenticity as well as documents of 40,000 names were already checked.

There will be more supporters from the provinces including 3,000 additional signatures from the southern province of Chumphon, he said.

He said former MP Suthep Thaugsuban, leading the Democracy Monument demonstration, is scheduled to submit the petition calling for impeachment at Parliament this afternoon.

Mr Ekkanat called on all factions to respect the Constitution Court’s ruling and stop threatening the judges.

He was referring to Red Shirt protesters at Rajamangala Stadium who announced that they may mobilise their supporters onto city streets if the court judgement is not in their favour.

The Constitution Court is scheduled to decide today if the ruling Pheu Thai Party breached the Constitution in passing a bill requiring all members of the Senate to be elected, and no longer having some appointed members as stipulated in the Constitution.

Mr Ekkanat said Samran Rat police arrested Komut Suetrong for creating a disturbance at the Democracy Monument rally site yesterday. (MCOT online news)

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