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Thai anti-corruption body charges members of PM's party

Published on Jan 7, 2014 6:15 PM
 
Members of the Puea Thai party poses for photographers during the launch of the first election campaign in Bangkok, Jan 4, 2014. Thailand's National Counter-Corruption Commission is to press charges against 308 politicians, most from Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's Puea Thai Party. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

BANGKOK (REUTERS) - Thailand's National Counter-Corruption Commission is to press charges against 308 politicians, most from Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's Puea Thai Party, for trying to change the constitution to make the Senate a fully elected chamber.

"Altogether we will press charges against 308 lawmakers ...

Prime Minister Yingluck will not be charged," Vicha Mahakun, a director of the commission, told a news conference on Tuesday.

A court ruled in November that a government bill to amend the constitution was illegal but rejected an opposition request to dissolve the ruling party.

 
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