Supinya temporarily quits NBTC after her conviction by the Supreme Court

Ms Supinya Klangnarong, a member of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission, on Wednesday announced an end of her role in the commission on temporary basis after she was convicted by the Supreme Court of trespassing on the parliament to protest against a bill in 2007.

Besides Ms Supinya, nine other protest co-leaders were also convicted by the Supreme Court on similar charge. They include Jon Ungphakorn, former PAD co-leader Sawit Kaewwan, Sirichai Mai-ngarm, Pichit Chaimlongkol, Anirut Khaosanit, Nazer Yeema, Amnart Plamee, Pairote Polpetch, and Ms Saree Ongsomwang, secretary-general of Foundation for Consumers. However, the Supreme Court did not impose any punishment against them but, instead, put them on two-year watchlist.

Posting in her Tweeter account, Ms Supinya said although the Supreme Court did not mete out any punishment against her, she was found guilty and, for that matter, she should temporarily cease her role in the NBTC until it was ruled afterward that she was still qualified to do her job at the NBTC.

She said she would notify the NBTC secretary-general on Wednesday about the court's decision and about her decision to temporarily suspend her role in the NBTC and not to receive any remuneration during her voluntary suspension.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)