Constitutional Court calls in lecturer over a tweet

Associate Professor Kovit Wongsurawat, a lecturer in political science at Kasetsart University, has received a letter from the Office of the Constitutional Court summoning him to meet the Secretary-General of the Office over an “inappropriate” tweet. 

Janya Wongsurawat, Kovit’s daughter and a Spokedark TV host, posted on her account on Tuesday (27 August) that her father received the letter from the Office of the Constitutional Court summoning him for a meeting on Friday (30 August) at 10.00. 

The letter said that they would like to discuss an “inappropriate” tweet Kovit posted on his account on 26 June 2019, in which Kovit said that the Constitutional Court is “beyond shameless” for accepting a petition about 32 MPs who hold shares in media companies, but not suspending them. The letter said that this tweet is “inappropriate” and they would like to talk to him to get all the facts. 

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