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Bhumjaithai MP-designate faces vote-buying allegation


By Thai Newsroom Reporters

A BHUMJAITHAI MP-DESIGNATE Rangsikorn Timatarika was today (May 24) alleged of involvement in vote-buying activity which has landed him an overwhelming victory in the May 14 general election in Buriram.

A defeated Pheu Thai candidate Surasak Nakdee petitioned the Election Commission to investigate the alleged buying of votes for Rangsikorn from among constituents in Khan Dong and Satuek districts which were part of Constituency 4 of Buriram.

Surasak handed out video clips which he claimed to be pieces of evidence showing the alleged vote-buying activity in which each prospective voter had been given 500 baht in cash in return for a vote for the Bhumjaithai candidate who defeated him by about 13,000 votes.

Both Surasak and Rangsikorn are former MPs vying against each other in pursuit of re-election in the lower northeastern province.

The Bhumjaithai under de facto party boss Newin Chidchob has swept electoral triumphs in all 10 constituencies of his native province.


Top: Defeated Pheu Thai candidate Surasak Nakdee handing over his petition to the Election Commission.

Front Page: Bhumjaithai MP-designate Rangsikorn Timatarika campaigning before the general election on May 14, 2023. Both photos: Matichon

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