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EC asked to disqualify Abhisit

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Former senator Ruangkrai Leekijwattana has asked the Election Commission to quickly consider whether former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has lost his qualification to be an MP. 

The Defence Ministry on Jan 2 issued an order, signed by ACM Sukumpol Suwanatat, retroactively revoking the orders issued  in 1987 and 1988 appointing Mr Abhisit as an instructor at the Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy (CRMA) and as a commissioned officer holding the rank of sub-lieutenant.

Mr Ruangkrai, who had earlier asked the EC to probe Mr Abhisit's qualifications, asked the EC in a fresh petition to quickly act accordance with Section 91 of the constitution and Article 10 of the Election Commission Act by sending a letter to the House speaker so that he could subsequently ask the Constitution Court to make a final ruling on Mr Abhisit's MP status.

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