June 27, 2006

Thai prosecutors to ask court to disband PM’s party

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai prosecutors voted unanimously on
Tuesday to ask the Constitutional Court to disband Prime
Minister Thaksin Shinawatra's ruling party and the opposition
Democrat Party for violating election laws.

"The Attorney-General Office's board of 11 members agreed
unanimously" Thaksin's Thai Rak Thai (Thais Love Thais), the
Democrats and three small parties were guilty of violations,
spokesman Attapol Yaisawang told reporters.

The Election Commission accused them following a snap April
2 general election Thaksin called to counter street protests
against him but later declared unlawful by the courts.

A re-run of the election has been set for October 15.