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MP Pareena ‘guilty’ of ethics breach

THAILAND: The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) has found Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) MP Pareena Kraikupt guilty of severe ethical misconduct, as a result of the land encroachment charges brought against her.

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By Bangkok Post

Wednesday 10 February 2021, 08:15AM


Pareena Kraikupt will be suspended as an MP until the court delivers its ruling. Photo: Bangkok Post.

Pareena Kraikupt will be suspended as an MP until the court delivers its ruling. Photo: Bangkok Post.

The anti-graft agency yesterday (Feb 9) said the outspoken lawmaker from Ratchaburi committed a number of ethical violations, which included damaging the dignity of MPs, as well as conflicts of interest, a source close to the matter said.

Ms Pareena’s case will be brought before the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Political Office Holders, the source said.

If the court decides to take up the case, its first order of business would be to decide whether or not Ms Pareena’s MP status should be revoked.

Ms Pareena will be suspended as an MP until the court delivers its ruling, the source said. If found guilty, she will stripped of her seat and banned from holding political office for life, the source said.

Problems surrounding Ms Pareena’s land in Ratchaburi came to light in November 2019, after Ruangkrai Leekitwattana, a former member of the dissolved Thai Raksa Chart Party, petitioned authorities to inspect the MP’s 711-rai poultry farm in Chom Bung district.

The Royal Forest Department then investigated and surveyed the land, before concluding her farm encroached on public land. It then asked the NACC to take action against the MP.

Pol Maj Gen Pitak Uthaitham, head of the Natural Resources and Environmental Crime Division, said the agency will lay four charges against Ms Pareena for violating the National Forest Act, Forest Reserve Act, Land Act and Environment Act.

The charges carry a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment and/or a fine of B2 million.

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Kurt | 11 February 2021 - 00:17:07

@Fascinated, that is not what you said in your short comment on 10th, at 11.21 hrs.  Nothing to understand anyway. Have a nice day. Remain friendly. Your writing..."as usual Kurt you failed...etc", that is sarcastic. For what?

Fascinated | 10 February 2021 - 18:57:19

As usual Kurt you failed to understand my comment. I said that she WILL get way with it. Look up the word 'sarcasm'.

Kurt | 10 February 2021 - 15:29:27

Fascinated, I am not sure. This kind of people who do nothing for welfare of Thai people, only 'work' for themselves, all have 'files' on each other for self protection during their efforts to tackle legality in every way. It is a Thai 'upper class game, regardless Thai ordinary people, they not care about.

Fascinated | 10 February 2021 - 11:21:08

On appeal it will shirley be seen to be a 'misunderstanding'. 

 

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