Constitutional Court to deliver verdict on Prayuth status Dec. 2

The Constitutional Court today said it will deliver its verdict on Prayuth Chan-ocha’s eligibility to serve in a ministerial position next month.

Resulting from 56 opposition MPs filing a petition in February against Prayuth, who is the prime minister and defense minister, the court will rule on whether he abused his power by staying in an army residence even though he retired as an army chief in 2014.

Opposition Pheu Thai Party politician Prasert Chanthararuanthong said in February during a censure debate that Prayuth’s tenancy in army housing constituted a conflict of interest.

Prayuth earlier said that he stayed at the military-owned housing for “security reasons.” 

The Constitutional Court said it will rule on the matter Dec. 2. 

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