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Move Forward MP to Resign in addition to already-served jail term


By Thai Newsroom Reporters

MOVE FORWARD MP Nakhornchai Khunnarong of Rayong confirmed today (July 27) he will resign as an elected lawmaker shortly in addition to an already-served jail term due to a convicted crime which he perpetrated 24 years earlier.

Nakhonchai admitted that he had been sentenced to one and a half years in prison on a theft charge in 1999 but said he had not suspected that the crime committed over the last two decades could have prohibited him from contesting the May 14 election in an eastern constituency.

Nakhonchai had been accused by police of stealing a women’s wristwatch worth about 1,000 baht in a house in his home province.

Nevertheless, the Election Commission’s Rayong provincial branch apparently had not found out much about his personal history until recently.

A by-election in Rayong Constituency 3 is yet to be held to find a replacement for him.


Move Forward MP Nakhornchai Khunnarong, above, and his campaign poster, Front Page. Top photo: Thai Rath, Front Page image: Matichon

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