So many disqualify guys been elected. People here vote for Baht.
1) Mr Yongyuth
The Supreme Court's Electoral Fraud Division ruled that Mr Yongyuth had attempted to bribe influential kamnan to back him and his PPP candidates in Chiang Rai. Mr Yongyuth's sister was earlier given a yellow card, and the verdict upheld that as well.
By a 3-2 vote, the court decided that Mr Yongyuth was guilty of the alleged vote-buying.
The court took two hours to read the background to the case and the verdict. The verdict cited a key witness in the case, kamnan Chaiwat Changkaokham of Mae Chan.
2) Mr Chaiya
The government suffered its third justice-administered setback in 24 hours on Wednesday as the Constitution Court kicked Public Health Minister Chaiya Sasomsab out of office.
Judges even back-dated Mr Chaiya's dismissal to March 6, for failure to declare his wife's holding in a company.
Mr Chaiya said he didn't know he had to report the fact that Mrs Churai holds 50 per cent of a private company - 25,000 shares worth 2.5 million baht.
Any such holdings by a spouse or children above 5 per cent of the total value of a company must be reported to the National Counter Corruption Commission within 30 days of assuming office.
Since Mr Chaiya was sworn in and missed the March 7 deadline for reporting, the judges ordered his dismissal from the government as effective on that date.
The dismissal from the cabinet of Mr Chaiya is not just a further political blow.
Also the old case
The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued an arrest warrant for veteran politician Vatana Asavahame after he failed to turn up to hear the verdict in the Klong Dan wastewater treatment project corruption case.
The warrant was approved by the court's Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions after his lawyer Paiboon Phonoi told the bench of nine Supreme Court judges that he could not contact his client.
Mr Paiboon said he had talked to Mr Vatana, who is chief adviser to the Puea Pandin party, on the telephone a few days ago and his client had promised to show up.
Based on the lawyer's account, the court said that Mr Vatana was aware of the scheduled hearing but decided not to show up.
The court seized his bail of 2.2 million baht, issued the arrest warrant and set Aug 18 as the date for reading the verdict.
Chalao Timthong, a villager in tambon Klong Dan in Bang Bo district of Samut Prakan, who has fought for 10 years for justice in the Klong Dan case, said he was disappointed that Mr Vatana did not turn up.
"Mr Vatana fears he will be punished by the court. If he is brave enough, he should come to hear the verdict," Mr Chalao said.
Klong Dan locals were less interested in whether Mr Vatana goes to jail than in steps to protect their natural resources and to deliver justice, he said.
The state prosecution accused the former Samut Prakan MP of abusing his authority as deputy interior minister 16 years ago, by getting officials to illegally issue title deeds for public canals and rubbish dumps covering 1,900 rai.
The land was later sold to the Pollution Control Department at inflated prices for the department's project.
The 23-billion-baht plant is about 90 per cent complete. Construction was suspended years ago due to opposition by local people who fear the plant will harm the area's pristine coastal ecology.
Who is next? may be the Noppadol guys the foreign minister who fail to do his job