Published on October 29, 2007
Secretary-general Suriyasai Katasila said the CPD would seek the ruling if the EC declined to do it.
He said the ruling was necessary to set a clear precedent because the People Power Party planned to invite Thaksin, former Thai Rak Thai Party leader, to be its adviser.
Suriyasai said Thaksin was among 111 former Thai Rak Thai executives who were banned from politics for five years by the Constitution Tribunal, so he should not be given any political role.
"We do not agree with the People Power Party's plan to make Thaksin its adviser and we don't agree with several parties' plans to invite former Thai
Rak Thai executives to be their advisers," Suriyasai said.
He said the 111 former executives were banned from politics as punishment for political crimes, so they should not be allowed any political role.
Suriyasai said a ruling by the Constitution Tribunal would be more convinc-
ing than a decision by the EC.
He said the former Thai Rak Thai executives should follow the example of Mahachon Party leader Sanan Kachornprasart, who waited for five years following his ban from politics before returning.