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Prompong files sedition complaint against Suthep with DSI

Pheu Thai Party spokesman Prompong Nopparit on Tuesday filed a complaint with Department of Special Investigation, accusing protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban of sedition.

Prompong alleged that Suthep and other PDRC leaders had violated Article 113 of the Criminal Code by declaring that they would seize power to rule.

The Pheu Thai spokesman said Suthep had declared that he would seize the mandate to rule should the prime minister be ousted by a Constitutional Court ruling and that he would nominate and countersign the appointment of the next prime minister.

He said Suthep's statement constituted an act of sedition.

"The 2007 Constitution requires that a prime minister be selected by the House of Representatives. So, Suthep and his associates have committed edition," Prompong said.

DSI chief Tarit Pengdith received the complaint n person.

Tarit said the DSI, the Office of the Attorney General and the Royal Thai Police have been closely monitoring actions of Suthep and other PDRC leaders.

Tarit said the DSI would assign a team of investigators to check Suthep's speeches and actions before taking legal action against him.

Tarit noted that before Suthep announced he would seize power, he had consulted PDRC leaders, thus legal action would also be taken against these leaders for complicity.




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