Deputy Prime Minister Yongyuth Wichaidit is not entitled to be cleared of any wrongdoing under a pardon act, Democrat Party MP for Songkhla Wirat Kalayasiri said on Sunday.
Mr Wirat, a member of the Democrat Party's legal team, said government officials who were entitled to be cleared of wrongdoing under the pardon act must have been punished in the penal system before the law took effect.
Phranai Suwannarat, interior permanent secretary, said earlier Sunday that Mr Yongyuth had been cleared of wrongdoing under the pardon act issued in 2007 on the occasion of the 80th birthday of His Majesty the King. Under the act, government officials who had committed wrongdoing before 2007 were entitled to be regarded as not having done anything, he said.
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