Senate decision on Suthep Sept 18
- Published: 26 Aug 2012 at 12.50
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The Senate will tomorrow begin considering whether to retroactively remove Suthep Thaugsuban, a Democrat Party MP for Surat Thani, as deputy prime minister and is expected reach a decision on Sept 18, Senate speaker Nikom Wairatpanich said on Sunday.
The National Anti-Corruption Commission has petitioned the Senate for the removal of Mr Suthep for allegedly interfering in the work of the Culture Ministry while deputy prime minister in the previous government under Abhisit Vejjajiva.
If the Senate confirms the NACC's finding, Mr Suthep would be removed retroactively as deputy prime minister and would be banned from politics for five years.
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