Dec. 2 (UPI) — Thailand’s prime minister has been acquitted of violating the Structure amid accusations of abuse of energy and requires his resignation.

Thailand’s Constitutional Court docket dominated Wednesday that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha was not illegally occupying a military-owned residence after the 2014 coup, Singapore’s Straits Instances and The Thaiger reported.

Prayut, 66, would have needed to step down if convicted. On Wednesday night, protesters in Bangkok condemned the court docket resolution whereas chanting, “Get out” and “Evil prime minister,” in response to the Straits Instances.

Prayut led the coup that pressured Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra out of energy. He’s accused of staying in state-owned housing after retiring from the navy in September 2014.

In keeping with the Thai court docket ruling Wednesday, Prayut had the correct to remain on the residence within the First Infantry Regiment base in Bangkok.

“Basic Prayut Chan-o-cha can legitimately keep within the military visitors facility … as a former military chief and as an individual who serves the nation,” the court docket mentioned.

The Thai Structure prohibits a authorities minister from “receiving any particular cash or profit from a authorities company, state company or state enterprise aside from that given by the federal government company, state company or state enterprise to different individuals within the abnormal course of enterprise,” in response to The Thaiger.

The prime minister, who didn’t seem in court docket Wednesday, beforehand mentioned his house was being renovated and his safety element had beneficial he keep on military property.

Thailand’s peaceable protesters have urged Prayut to resign because the summer time and proceed to name for revisions to Thailand’s Structure.

Activists known as for royal reform Wednesday.

“Many points will come up if the monarchy just isn’t politically impartial,” mentioned Arnon Nampa, a protest chief,

The king controls two military items and personally owns property price $40 billion, in response to the Straits Instances.