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HomethailandgeneralEx-MFP MP sought by micro-party

Ex-MFP MP sought by micro-party

Thai Civilized Party, a micro-party which did not win a single House seat in the May 14 election, is courting Wuttiphong Thonglour, a former Move Forward Party member who was expelled over sexual harassment allegations.

Party leader Mongkolkit Susintharanon took to his Facebook to say the Thai Civilized Party is ready to welcome Mr Wuttiphong into its fold, as key figures within the party consider the allegations against Mr Wuttiphong not as serious as corruption or other criminal activities.

In the post, Mr Mongkolkit said he would like to give Mr Wuttiphong another chance, as they both hail from Phitsanulok, and graduated from the same schools and university.

Mr Mongkolkit claimed Mr Wuttiphong responded positively to the invitation, though he has yet to make a final decision on the matter.

Meanwhile, MFP executives and MPs will decide within the next two days if Chaiyamphawan “Puaut” Manpianjit should be expelled from the party, as the party has found grounds to the sexual harassment allegation against him, according to party leader Thawatchai Tulathon.

He said the party executives were due to meet online yesterday to discuss whether Mr Chaiyamphawan should be expelled from the party, as he has defied the party’s ultimatum to publicly apologise to the three women who reported him for harassment by Saturday.

The result of the meeting will be announced at a bigger gathering of the executives and MPs, which will be held some time in the next two days, said Mr Thawatchai.

On Nov 1, a joint party meeting found Mr Wuttiphong and Mr Chaiyamphawan were in the wrong over separate alleged sexual harassment cases.

Mr Wuttiphong was expelled while Mr Chaiyamphawan was spared the purge as there weren’t enough votes supporting his expulsion from the party.

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