As many readers will already know, former Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban has seen a case against him move from the National Anti-Corruption Commission to the Senate. For a rather minor “offense” of trying to get some of his Democrat Party buddies into advisory positions, he could be banned for five years.
Suthep says that, if banned, he’ll quit politics. It would be ironic if this rather minor infraction of rules, set out in the military junta’s 2007 constitution, was what sinks Suthep’s political career. Ironic because he deserves to be tried, along with military commanders and Abhisit Vejjajiva, over the orders to kill protesters in April and May 2010.
PPT wants to see the culture of impunity overturned, and putting Suthep and his sort on trial to determine their responsibility for murders and injuries while they controlled government.