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Court takes on Abhisit MP status case

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The Constitution Court yesterday accepted a petition by a group of 134 Pheu Thai MPs seeking its ruling on the parliamentary status of Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva. 

The petition followed Defence Minister Sukumpol Suwanatat's order to strip Mr Abhisit of his military rank as an acting sub-lieutenant after a Defence Ministry probe ruled that he dodged the military draft.

Mr Abhisit denied the accusation and said the move against him was politically motivated.

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