Today: Friday, 19 July 2024 year

Thailand will consider a call to dismiss the prime minister on July, 24.

Thailand will consider a call to dismiss the prime minister on July, 24.

The Constitutional Court (CC) of Thailand has scheduled a new hearing for July 24 into the case of alleged violation of the code of ethics by Prime Minister Settha Thaweesin in the appointment of Phichit Chungban as a minister in the Prime Minister’s Office. This was reported by the press service of the court.

“The Constitutional Court concluded and ruled that in the interests of the participants in the process, it seeks additional information and awaits clarification from the body or person previously summoned to court. The next hearing is scheduled for July 24, 2024,” the statement said.

On May 23, the Constitutional Court of Thailand accepted a petition from a group of 40 senators demanding the resignation of the head of government. The senators in their petition expressed dissatisfaction with the appointment of former lawyer Chungbang to a government position due to his past.

In June 2008, a court sentenced him to six months in prison for attempting to bribe judges while representing former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra in a corruption case. The Thai Bar Council then suspended his law license for five years.

Thaweesin said he sought advice from the Council of State on Chungban’s appointment before submitting the new cabinet to the king for approval. Chinban resigned on May 21 so that, in his words, “the prime minister could continue to govern the country.”