The lead up to the election in Buri Ram is becoming heated with the Election Commission receiving evidence of alleged vote buying and facing a residents’ protest.
Police had given the election watchdog a photo of a person clearly handing out money to villagers, EC Apichart Sukhagganond said on Friday. He would not say where this occurred. Investigators are looking into which party was involved and election commissioner would meet to consider the case on June 28, he said.
Buri Ram is the stronghold of the Bhumjaithai Party, under the de facto leadership of Newin Chidchob, but the Pheu Thai Party hopes to win at least three of nine seats in the northeastern province. The Democrat Party is also contesting fiercely.
About 100 people, including officials of the Khok Yang Tambon Adminstration Organisation in Prakhon Chai district, have rallied against an accusation that Khok Yang TAO’s Wattana Ratchaprakhon was not doing her job impartially during the election period.
Full Article: Bangkok Post : Troubled path to election in Buri Ram.