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Pheu Thai campaign signs spotted in royal premises, quickly removed


By Thai Newsroom Reporters

DOZENS OF PHEU THAI campaign signs, conspicuously spotted along the sidewalks of a road in a distant Bangkok district, have been quickly removed because the affected area is officially located in the royal premises.

Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt today (Apr.25) posted on his Facebook page to explain that a few dozens of Pheu Thai campaign posters had been removed from the sidewalks of Aksa Road in Thawi Wattana district straddling northwestern outskirts of the capital city by officials of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration because they were not legally allowed in the royal premises.

Nevertheless, no legal penalties have been lodged against the Pheu Thai Party, their campaign staff or the Pheu Thai candidate, namely Chirawat Aranyakanond contesting the May 14 general election in Taling Chan/Thawi Wattana constituency which covers Aksa Road area, for the unlawful erection of those roadside campaign posters since they may not have realized the restrictions in areas officially declared as the royal premises, according to the Bangkok governor.

The prompt removal of those roadside signs has bewildered many people on social media to some extent since they only advertised the Pheu Thai campaign and none was found to belong to any other contesting camps.

Though neither His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn or King Rama X nor any other members of the Royal Household were  known to be residing in Thawi Wattana Palace in the neighborhood of Aksa Road, the royal premises are invariably legally observed as a highly restricted area.

In the 2019 general election, Chadchart had been named one of a trio of Pheu Thai partisan contestants for prime minister alongside Thai Sang Thai leader Sudarat Keyurapan, who is running for prime minister, and former justice minister Chaikasem Nitisiri who was again named one of a trio of the Pheu Thai candidates for head of a post-election government in the May 14 election.

Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt and a truck carrying Pheu Thai campaign posters that were removed from the sidewalks of Aksa Road in Thawi Wattana district. Photo: Matichon

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