The Election Commission of Thailand (ECT) has filed defamation charges against Voice TV host Sirote Klampaiboon and activist Nuttaa Mahattana, most likely for Voice TV’s broadcasting on the election day.
On Monday (1 April), members of the Thai community in New Zealand laid wreaths at the gates of the Thai Embassy in Wellington in protest at the Election Commission of Thailand (ECT)’s treatment of the 1542 overseas ballots from New Zealand.
Col Burin Thongprapai, the NCPO’s legal officer, has filed sedition charges against Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, leader of the Future Forward Party (FFP). Meanwhile, FFP Secretary-General Piyabutr Saengkanokkul has also received a summons to report as a witness in the case on the FFP statement on the dissolution of the Thai Raksa Chart Party (TRC).
On 31 March 2019 at 22.30, two men in black clothes on a motorcycle assaulted Anurak 'Ford' Jeantawanich, the leader of a protest to impeach the Election Commission of Thailand (ECT). Ekkachai's car was also torched, damaging documents with signatures to impeach the ECT.
Bangkok saw 2 protests on Sunday (31 March) to impeach the Election Commission of Thailand (ECT), one at the Victory Monument and the other at Ratchaprasong. The campaign aims to collect 1 million signatures to impeach the ECT for its failure to produce reliable election results. Related: - Protest leader assaulted, Ekkachai's car torched again after campaign to impeach ECT
Yesterday (28 March), a group of students at Kasetsart University said that university officials prohibited them from campaigning to impeach the ECT on campus, and that they were also photographed by police officers.
Yesterday (27 March), the Asian Network for Free Election (ANFREL) issued an interim report on the 2019 general election, calling for all issues in the election process to be addressed promptly. Meanwhile, the US and French embassies also issued statements calling for a transparent process of publishing the results and investigating election irregularities.
Today (27 March) at 11.00, representatives of six pro-democracy parties held a press conference at the Lancaster Hotel to announce that they are forming a coalition to become the next government of Thailand.
Yesterday (25 March), Maja Kocijančič, the European Union Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, issued a statement on Thailand’s 2019 general election, which took place last Sunday, 24 March.
The ECT claimed that overseas voting ballots from New Zealand has not arrived in time, and that they will be deciding tomorrow (26 March) whether these ballots are invalid.