Thammanat Prompow is cleared to continue serving as an MP and cupboard minister

Deputy Agriculture Minister, and Palang Pracharat ‘fixer’, Thammanat Prompow, has been cleared by a Thai courtroom to proceed to hold workplace in Thailand regardless of his previous heroin trafficking costs in Australia in 1993.
The Court maintained that, as the case was tried abroad aside from Thailand, his conviction has no bearing on his standing as a member of parliament in Thailand. Now doesn’t hold for foreigners who enter Thailand with foreign court docket convictions, which are used to disclaim them entry.
fifty five year old Thammanat Prompow (also spelt as Prompao) has now been cleared to proceed serving the Cabinet of the Palang Pracharat coalition government.
Fending off a censure movement within the Thai parliament last 12 months Mr. Thammanat claimed, amongst other things…
“The factor the police and authorities within the state of NSW said was 3.2 kilograms of heroin, it was flour.”
His claims differ from the lab tests carried out on behalf of the convicting Court by the Australian Government Analytical Laboratories who have been requested to analyse 3 kilograms of white powder that had been seized as proof in the cases. The analyst was Phillip McKay who examined for “colour and solubility, chromatography and spectrometry”.
The tests confirmed that the powder was “impure heroin hydrochloride and at 74% purity amounted to a touch over 2.3 kilograms of heroin”.
The Australian Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, each Fairfax Media papers, reported in 2019 that Mr. Thammanat had pleaded guilty and accepted a 6 year jail term for “conspiring to import heroin” from Bangkok to Sydney. After serving four years he was deported back to Thailand. At the time he had the name ‘Manat Bophlom’.
In 2019, Mr. Thammanat, then serving as an MP under the Prayut Chan-o-cha authorities, strenuously fended off a censure movement towards him and denying the intense allegations in opposition to him.
Mr. Thammanat, despite his tenuous grip on the details relating to his 1993 drug trial in Australia, has additionally been able to shake off his political past as an MP within the opposition Pheu Thai get together.
In the 2014 general election he ran for a seat within the lower home as a Pheu Thai Party candidate, the celebration led by Yingluck Shinawatra. That election was declared “invalid’ when the NCPO, underneath the management of General Prayut Chan-o-cha, seized energy in May, 2014. Thammanat was ordered to report to the military-led National Council for Peace and Order on the time. four years later he joined the Palang Pracharath Party.
Opposition MP Teeratchai Panthumas, from the Move Forward Party, famous the Thai structure states that a person is unable to serve as an MP or a cabinet minister “if previously sentenced to jail for a drug-related offence”.
Pichai Naripthaphan, Pheu Thai’s deputy leader, is quoted in Thai Enquirer…
“…having an individual related to drugs to hold on to a cabinet place is disgraceful. It shows the low stage of standard within the present authorities and the country as a result of this is ready to not happen overseas.”
Two weeks ago it was rumoured that Thammanat Prompow can be given responsibility to oversee the government’s coordination of Covid companies and packages in Thailand’s southern provinces.
The Democrat Party balked on the prospect, threatening to walk away from the government coalition. The government backed off from that idea and the Democrats re-affirmed their support to stay within the coalition..

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