Thailand's constitutional court on Thursday said it would hear a case to dissolve the party which proposed a princess for prime minister, an ill-fated candidacy which threatens to sink the election strategy of the powerful Shinawatra clan.
Opponents of the Shinawatra political clan campaigned triumphantly in the Thai capital on Sunday, after a weekend of high political drama when a Thai princess' bid to be premier provoked a rare royal rebuke.
Reports have recently surfaced of a proposal by the Election Commission (EC) in Thailand, that ballots for the upcoming election only show the names and numbers of candidates without party logos.
"Montesquieu once said 'There is no crueller tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice'," Thaksin Shinawatra tweeted on August 29, 2017.
Fugitive former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra hit out at "tyranny" on Wednesday via a cryptic tweet quoting a French Enlightenment thinker, in his first comments since his sister fled overseas.
Although the Shinawatras ruled the Thai government for over a decade, it was never short of political chaos as they struggled to uphold a democratic Thailand against the autocratic leadership of the military junta.