Police report 38 election violations throughout Thailand

The Royal Thai Police (RTP) reported 38 violations of election laws across Thailand yesterday with a record excessive of 75% of the eligible inhabitants, or over 39 million folks, exercising their proper to vote.
Pol. Lt. Gen. Nitthitorn Jintakanon – Director of the Security and Public Order of Election Management Centre – reported that violations included 26 circumstances of people tearing up their ballot papers, four instances of voters taking a photograph of their ballot papers, one case of a voter eradicating their ballot paper from the polling station, and seven instances of people promoting or distributing alcohol within the prohibited time, reviews BangkokBizNews.
Police reported eight circumstances of vote buying in the run-up to the elections, four of whom have already been prosecuted and four are still under investigation. Aside from this, greater than 1,000 marketing campaign signs have been destroyed earlier than election day, stated Pol. Lt. Gen. Nitthitorn.
The director said…
“Most circumstances of individuals tearing up ballot papers – greater than 90% – have been older people. Some have been Alzheimer’s sufferers, some have been drunk, and a few instances were unintended.
“In some instances, the voter crossed the incorrect box and tore up the ballot paper, and requested for a new one, which is not allowed. Police are nonetheless investigating however have not found something to suggest these actions have been politically motivated.”
Police mentioned they had been investigating extra potential violations of election laws the basic public had despatched to corruption-ouster and anti-cannabis campaigner Chuwit Kamolwisit by assigning native police to determine out the details.
Pol. Lt. Gen. Nittitorn mentioned the police’s work around the election isn’t done but. Police might be on high alert since Thailand has a historical past of shootings after elections, particularly in four “high competition” provinces – Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Samut Prakan, and Ratchaburi. Another 20 provinces are considered at “high risk” and must be monitored, stated the policeman.
Representing an enormous shift in the population’s political stance, the youth-led Move Forward Party (MFP) – in favour of radical reform of the country’s institutions – took a stunning lead in yesterday’s polls.
Concealed gained the creativeness of younger and outdated voters alike with their plans to amend Thailand’s strict lese majeste laws that punish those that insult the monarchy with a jail term of up to 15 years..

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