Pheu Thai spokesman Prompong Nopparit on Wednesday morning handed the Election Commission (EC) a written request that it rule on whether party leader Yongyuth Wichaidit is qualified to serve as an MP and cabinet minister.
Mr Yongyuth is a deputy prime minister and the interior minister. His eligibility to serve in these positions is in question after the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) ruled that he was guilty of malfeasance in office in his handling of the controversial Alpine land case while he was a deputy permanent secretary for the interior in 2002.
The NACC said Mr Yongyuth, who was acting secretary, had endorsed the unlawful sale of monastic land owned by Wat Thammikaram to Alpine Real Estate Co and Alpine Golf & Sports Club Co.
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