Published on January 18, 2008
General Udomchai Ongkhasing, PPP's chief investigator into the ballot, claimed Colonel Thanat Panya, deputy director of the Internal Security Operations Command (Isoc), had sided with rival parties.
The accusation was contained in a letter submitted to the secretary of the Army chief General Anupong Paochinda.
Thanat had threatened witnesses and canvassers in order to create false evidence to slander the PPP, he alleged.
"He did the same thing in the case involving PPP's deputy leader [Yongyuth Tiyapairat]. Not only in Chiang Rai, but also in Buri Ram. It shows the military was involved with VCDs allegedly showing Yongyuth attempting to secure party-list votes in Chiang Rai," Udomchai alleged.
Udomchai, meanwhile, denied People Power planned to transport supporters from Chiang Rai to the Election Commission headquarters to pressure the five commissioners on the case.
Gen Somjet Boonthanom, head of the Council for National Security secretariat, said he had been told by an official in Chiang Rai that a powerful politician in the province would arrange for supporters to protest outside the EC.