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Pressure on Yongyuth mounts

Calls to resign intensify from within Pheu Thai

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  • Writer: Nattaya Chetchotiros & Aekarach Sattaburuth
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Internal pressure is growing on Deputy Prime Minister Yongyuth Wichaidit to step down from his post. 

Mr Yongyuth's eligibility to serve in the cabinet and as an MP is in doubt since the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) found him guilty of malfeasance for his handling of the controversial Alpine land case while he was a deputy permanent secretary for the interior in 2002.

The Interior Ministry's Civil Service Committee has decided to expel Mr Yongyuth with the expulsion order retroactively taking effect on Sept 30, 2002.

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