Democrat MPs are deeply concerned that political interference may have fast-tracked the process to strip party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva of his military rank and his salary to discredit the opposition before the Nov 25-26 no-confidence debate, MP Sirichok Sopha said Thursday.
Mr Sirichok made the claim a day after a defence committee set up to investigate the opposition leader in connection with alleged draft-dodging ruled to strip him of his sub-lieutenant rank and demand repayment of his salary earned from the army. The decision was based on findings that Mr Abhisit used a falsified military personnel registration document to apply for a job as a Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy lecturer.
The special committee said Mr Abhisit was given two weeks to clarify the allegations but he neither supplied information nor gave a statement to the committee.
This article is older than 60 days, which we reserve for our premium members only.You can subscribe to our premium member subscription, here.