Former MP to file lawsuit over marketing campaign poster utilizing his photo to mock him

One former member of parliament has filed a lawsuit in opposition to one other politician for using a photograph of him to mock him in a marketing campaign poster. The picture shows the previous MP of the ruling Palang Pracharath Party, Sira Jenjaka, under a magnifying glass behind a Move Forward Party candidate with a message calling for volunteers to help catch those that were cheating the polls.
Sira is suing the leader of the Move Forward Party, Pita Limjaroenrat, for doctoring his photo and using it to mock him as nicely as the by-election candidate featured in the campaign poster, Karunpol Thiansuwan, for his involvement.
Sira says the poster is a violation of the Election of MP Act, including that he employed a lawyer and can file a complaint with the Election Commission. He says he plans to demand a combined 50 million baht in damages from Pita and Karunpol, and can defend his reputation.
Pheu Thai Party’s director for the Constituency 9 by-election, Sorawong Thienthong, says the party will dispatch observers to observe over the 280 polling stations across the constituency.
Authentic is far from the primary time opponents of the Move Forward Party have taken legal steps against its members. In September, the Thai military filed a complaint in opposition to celebration member MP Nattacha Boonchaiinsawat, accusing him of manufacturing faux documents. The paperwork have been titled “Royal Thai Army’s Information Operation.” The military alleged that the doc misspelt the commander’s name and that the signatures weren’t actual, saying such errors wouldn’t have happened if the paperwork were genuine.
Sira lost his seat after the Constitutional Court ruling last December that declared he was unqualified to serve because he was convicted of fraud again in 1995. According to the Bangkok Post, Thailand’s structure prohibits those that had been convicted in a legal case in Thailand from running for a House of Representatives seat..

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