One can only hope that these reports are false. Surely no-one could be so determined to bring on political violence.
From The Nation:
The Election Commission has launched the investigation into a complaint that in a campaign demonstration in Nakhon Ratchasima, Yingluck cooked and handed out a local noodle dish, known as Mee Korat. Under the campaign rules, the hand-out of food or material gift is classified as vote-buying.
And this from AFP
Thailand’s outgoing ruling party has launched legal action seeking to ban the allies of former premier Thaksin Shinawatra from politics following their election victory. The move is sure to anger Thaksin’s “Red Shirt” supporters, who were behind two months of mass protests in Bangkok last year that turned deadly.
But the legal process is expected to take several months at least to be completed and is not expected to prevent Thaksin’s youngest sister Yingluck Shinawatra from becoming Thailand’s first female prime minister.
The Democrat Party asked the Election Commission to pursue the abolition of the rival Puea Thai Party, the winner of Sunday’s election, on the grounds that banned politicians were involved in its campaign. “We asked EC to recommend to the Constitutional Court to dissolve Puea Thai,” Wiratana Kalayasiri, head of the Democrats’ legal team, told AFP.
“The accusation is that Puea Thai allowed people subject to five-year political bans to become involved in policy planning, phone-ins and video addresses and also the selection of candidates,” he said.