Thai opposition party maintains innocence ahead of dissolution ruling


Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit (right), leader of the opposition Future Forward party, gestures with the party's secretary-general Piyabutr Saengkanokkul (left) at the party's headquarters in Bangkok. The party said there were no laws forbidding political parties from receiving loans and that the loan had been conducted transparently. - AFP

BANGKOK: A Thai opposition political party has said it did not break any laws as it faces a court ruling over whether it should be disbanded for receiving a loan deemed illegal.

Piyabutr Saengkanokkul, secretary-general of the opposition Future Forward Party, said on Tuesday (Feb 18) that there were no laws forbidding political parties from receiving loans and that the loan had been conducted transparently.

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