EC to probe Abhisit's qualifications
- Published: 28 Nov 2012 at 16.57
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The Election Commission will set up a subcommittee to investigate whether Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva still qualifies to serve as an MP after being stripped of his military rank following allegations he dodged the draft many years ago, EC secretary-general Puchong Nutrawong said on Wednesday.
The EC's action was in response to a petition by former senator Ruangkrai Leekijwattana, who said Mr Abhisit might be no longer qualify as an MP because he had been dismissed from military service.
Mr Abhisit was accused of using falsified documents to apply for a teaching job at the Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy. He was subsequently exempted from military conscription. He did serve as a teacher.
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