Outspoken Chuwit Kamonvisit given one-month jail term

 The Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions on Thursday handed down one-month jail term without suspension on Chuwit Kamonvisit, former list MP of Rak Prathet Thai party, on a charge of declaring false statement about his assets and liabilities.

The court found Chuwit, currently outspoken commentator of Thai Rath Channel 22’s Tee Saekna programme, guilty of violating anti-corruption law B.E. 2542 which requires MPs to declare their assets and liabilities.

The court initially sentenced him to two months’ imprisonment but commuted it by half to one month for his confession to the charges.  It said that the imprisonment could not be suspended because Chuwit had served a six-month jail term for offences relating to the forced eviction of beer bars on his land plot on Sukhumvit road and he has left the prison not exceeding five years.