Supreme Court disqualifies Bangkok MP Karun Hosakul for making false allegations during election campaign | Bangkok Post: news

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Karun disqualified, by-election ordered

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The Supreme Court's Election Cases Division on Thursday disqualified Pheu Thai MP Karun Hosakul and ordered the Election Commission to hold a by-election in Bangkok's constituency 12 to replace him. 

The court also imposed a five-year electoral rights ban on Mr Karun.

On June 20, 2012 the EC decided by a majority to red-card Mr Karun after finding him guilty of making false accusations defaming rival candidate Taenkhun Jitt-itsara and the Democrat Party at campaign rallies in Don Muang area at Boon-Anant market on June 3, 2011 and Kosum Ruamjai market on June 12, 2011 during the lead-up to the July 2, 2011 general election.

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