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Hopefuls to speak on Bangkok business
Five leading gubernatorial candidates have been invited by the Federation of Thai Capital Market Organisations to air their views on capital development.The five are Kosit Suvinjjit, Pongsapat Pongcharoen, Sukhumbhand Paribatra, Suharit Siamwalla and Sereepisuth Temeeyaves.
The federation said that this would be the stage where the five candidates, believed to fetch the highest votes, can unveil their views on the future of the capital city. They would be asked to give opinions on the future of Bangkok; for example, should it be designed towards a financial centre, a hub of tourism, a hub of health or a hub of happiness.
The five candidates were invited to speak at the auditorium in the Stock Exchange of Thailand building from 9am to 12.30pm.
Army invites election speakers
Army Commander-in-Chief Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha yesterday invited all election candidates to campaign at Army facilities.
But he said candidates must first inform the officers in charge so that troops and families can be ready to hear them talk, as candidates could not roam free in the compounds.
He said military zones were under security so candidates must seek cooperation from commanders in charge of the zones.
Prateep appeals his disqualification
Prateep Watcharachokkasem, who has been disqualified as a gubernatorial candidate, submitted a protest to the Election Commission yesterday, saying his disqualification was unfair.
The Bangkok Election Committee disqualified Prateep on grounds that he did not vote in the last general election.
But in his complaint to the EC, Prateep said he cast an advanced vote at poll station No 72 in Phra Khanong. He claimed he signed his name on the ballot book but did not sign on the vote recording book.
He said if the EC did not reinstate his election right, he would file a complaint with the Supreme Court.