CDC ponders capital punishment against politicians who sell political posts

The Administrative Court of Thailand

The Administrative Court of Thailand. Photo: Government of Thailand.

Politicians are warned that they will face harsher penalties, including death, under the charter-mandated organic laws being drafted if they try to topple constitutional monarchy system of administration or engage in the trading of political portfolios for profits.

Constitution Drafting Committee chairman Meechai Ruchupan said Wednesday that, in accordance with draft political party bill, political parties can be dissolved for three reasons: accepting fund or using power to topple constitutional monarchy; receiving funding from abroad; and trading in political posts.

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