Bangkok: The Thai court has suspended Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha on the constitutional petition of the opposition party.
According to the international news agency, a hearing was held in the Constitutional Court on the request of the opposition party for the suspension of the Prime Minister in Thailand after completing his 8-year term.
The opposition’s petition filed last week claimed that the prime minister’s 8-year tenure has been completed and hence he should be removed from office.
Taking into account the evidence and documents submitted by the opposition, the court has suspended the Prime Minister from office and ordered to submit a reply within 15 days and till then Deputy Prime Minister Perot Whangswan will take charge.
It should be remembered that the suspended Prime Minister Chan Ocha, as the Army Chief, overthrew the elected government in 2014 and seized power and in 2019, he became the civilian Prime Minister in the elections held under the constitution drafted by the military.
The suspended Prime Minister has accepted the court decision and requested the people to remain calm. The general elections in the country are to be held in May next year.