Thanathorn declares Future Forward “to march forward”

Leader of Future Forward Party Thanathorn Jungroongruangkit said this afternoon that the Constitutional Court's ruling that cleared his party from charges that it attempted to undermine the system of constitutional monarchy was a confirmation for it to march forward.

Speaking to hundreds of supporters at Future Forward's headquarters shortly after the verdict, Thanathorn said he and his party will intensify their campaigns to have the Constitution amended, all military junta's executive orders rescinded, and military conscripted abrogated.

These are our campaign promises and we intend to live up to them, he said.

Thanathorn said even though he is no longer an MP, he will join his party in visiting all parts of the country to listen to ideas and suggestions from people on how to address pressing issues facing the country.

The Constitutional Court earlier today cleared Future Forward Party of charges that it had tried to undermine the democratic system under the monarchy.

The court ruled that all the charges against the party were not enough grounds to prove it acted in a way that would harm the constitutional monarchy.

However, the young political party is facing another serious charge that could threaten its political future. The Constitutional Court has yet to rule on a request by the Election Commission to have the party dissolved on the grounds that it received loans totaling 190 million baht from its leader Thanathorn in violation of the Political Parties Act.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)