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Party faces probe

September 26, 2000

The Election Commission will hold a meeting to consider whether to take action against the Democrat Party for recruiting non-citizens as members.

Jira Bunpotsunthorn, the election member responsible for political affairs, said the New Aspiration Party has claimed the Democrat branch in Tak violated the law by recruiting 1,200 tribespeople, mostly Hmong villagers, as its members.

Mr Jira said the Democrat headquarters initially denied any knowledge of this and promised to revoke the tribespeople's membership if they were found not to be Thai citizens.