Key witness in Yongyuth case dismissed as kamnan
Kamnan Chaiwat Changkaokam, a key witness in the disqualification case against former House Speaker Yongyuth Tiyapairat, has been dismissed from duty, a source said on Monday.
Mae Chan District's Administration Division issued the dismissal order to Chaiwat as Kamnan of Tambon Chanchawa, Chiang Rai's Mae Chan District on the grounds that he has been absent from work since December last year without giving reasons.
The Supreme Court's disqualification of Yongyuth as People Power Party (PPP) party list MP after convicting him on charges of electoral frauds has threatened the very existence of the ruling coalition party. The Constitution stipulates that political parties must be held accountable for wrongdoings committed by party executives. Yongyuth was the PPP deputy leader.
Due the court ruling, the Election Commission is obliged to set up a panel to scrutinise if there are grounds to dissolve the PPP.