The For Heaven and Earth Party could be disbanded if its controversial “Vote No” placards are found to be in violation of election laws, an Election Commission member says.
Commissioner Somchai Juengprasert said that a panel had been set up to look into the contents of the party’s placards, erected around town, that feature animals in suits. The inquiry committee is a joint effort between the EC and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration.
The probe follows the EC’s decision that the animal placards which were put up by the For Heaven and Earth Party are election-related and covered by election regulations.
“Some commissioners find the remarks and pictures on those placards amusing, but some think they are insulting,” he said. “So we have to wait for initial findings and make a final decision.”
The placards feature a number of animals, including a monkey and a dog, with the message “Don’t Let Animals into Parliament”.
Mr Somchai said if the placards were found to violate Section 53 (5) of the election law, the For Heaven and Earth Party could be banned from politics and dissolved.
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