posted on Sep, 9 2008 @ 10:44 AM
Apparently the PM's love of cooking has cost him his position in the Thai government.
Thai PM forced to resign
Chiang Mai - Thailand's Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej was ordered to resign from his post on Tuesday by court order for breaching the constitution
by hosting two culinary shows while in office.
The court pronounced its judgment today at about 4:30 p.m., saying the Thai Prime Minister violated the 2007 constitution by performing in a popular
TV show, "Chimpai Ponpai" ("Tasting and Grumbling"). According to the 2007 constitution, Samak thus automatically forfeits his office.
In further accordance with the Thai constitution, his entire cabinet must also resign their portfolios. A new government and new cabinet must be
formed within 30 days, while the current government, minus the deposed Prime Minister, will continue to rule the country in the capacity of a
Struck me as odd, also it was hinted that the same man could be elected again in the next election.
One question? If it is against the law of the land for him to receive compensation for appearing on the TV show, why not decline payment and still be
able to pursue his cooking passion?