Pichit," advisor to the Prime Minister, gives "Prompong" permission to file a defamation suit against "Somchai," demanding 50 million baht in damages.
Mr. Prompong Nopparit, former party list MP And a former Pheu Thai Party spokesperson revealed that he received authority from Mr. Phichit Chuenban, Advisor to the Prime Minister. Filed a lawsuit against Mr. Somchai Srisutthiyakorn, former Election Commission member and academic, with the Criminal Court for the offense of defamation by advertising. According to the Criminal Code, Section 326, Section 328 against Mr. Phichit, who will travel with a lawyer on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.
Mr. Prompong also said that on September 15, after the Prime Minister ordered the appointment of a nine-member advisory team to the Prime Minister, including Mr. Phichit Chuenban, Mr. Somchai gave an interview to the media. In the manner of slandering Mr. Phichit in the same matter that Mr. Somchai I've posted before about the case of Mr. Phichit. Has ever been convicted in a contempt of court case This matter is not related to any bribery. And it's not a criminal case. But Mr. Somchai's interview To make society understand that this matter is bribery of the court. which is false By filing this case, Mr. Phichit It will also demand damages of 50 million baht from Mr. Somchai.
Mr. Promphong also said that Mr. Phichit Filed a lawsuit against Mr. Somchai this time to protect his own rights and dignity. and to prevent misunderstandings among people in society Because of the story that Mr. Phichit need that judgment It is not about bribing court officials. And it's not a criminal case. This matter, Mr. Somchai Well aware of the fact that the offense of bribery and the offense of contempt of court It's a different law. And the elements of the offense are completely different. In addition, Mr. Pichit had previously applied for an MP and was elected as an MP in 2011. Mr. Somchai was an Election Commission member at that time and was aware of the Election Commission's resolution that ruled that Mr. Pichit Do not lack qualifications for applying because he had never been convicted in a criminal case before
“The Prime Minister appointed Mr. Phichit Being an advisor to the Prime Minister has nothing to do with it. with the matter of Mr. Pichit's case, but Mr. Somchai came back to slander and belittle Mr. Pichit. Want to destroy Mr. Phichit's reputation Clearly, therefore, filing this case is an exercise of legal rights. Only to protect Mr. Phichit's reputation. There is no personal grudge against each other in any way. The details of the issue to be sued We will notify you again on the day the lawsuit is filed,” Mr. Prompong stated
Source: Thai News Agency