The United Front of Democracy Against Dictatorship and the Pheu Thai Party will sue Democrat Party Secretary-General Suthep Thaugsuban for his groundless accusation against the party’s candidates.

UDD Secretary-General and Pheu Thai party-listed MP candidate Natthawut Saikua deemed the allegation made by Mr Suthep a violation to Section 53 of the electoral law under the constitution; therefore legal actions must be sought.

Mr Suthep recently accused UDD core members of being terrorists who were involved in the burning of buildings around the country last May. Among the accused were Mr Nattawut himself, Mr Jatuporn Prompan and Medical Doctor Weng Tojirakarn, all of whom are also Pheu Thai party-listed MP candidates in the upcoming general election.

Mr Suthep supported his allegation by citing arsons in many places located in Bangkok such as a number of Bangkok Bank branches, the Center One Shopping Centre and the Central World Shopping Mall after the military crackdown against the UDD protest last summer.

The Pheu Thai Party hence has designated its Spokesperson Prompong Nopparit as the party’s representative to lodge the petition to the Election Commission on 25 May 2011.

Mr Nattawut indicated that Mr Suthep would be faced with 1-10 years in prison and withdrawn from the election if he was found guilty. He added that such a ruling could lead to a potential dissolution of the Democrat Party as Mr Suthep is one of the party’s executives.

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