NLA to hold special meeting on Yingluck impeachment next month


BANGKOK, Oct 29 – The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) will convene a special meeting November 12 to consider the proposal to impeach former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

Assembly President Pornpetch Wichitcholchai said he would put the issue on the assembly’s agenda in its special meeting on November 12.

The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) has proposed to impeach Ms Yingluck for her roles in the rice-pledging scheme.

The agency submitted the proposal to the assembly two weeks ago.

The NLA president said the Anti-Corruption Commission found that Ms Yingluck had acted in violation of Section 178 of the 2007 constitution, Section 111 of the National Administrative Regulations and Section 158 of the Organic Law on National Corruption Prevention and Suppression.

Copies of relevant documents were already sent to Ms Yingluck and all NLA members.

Mr Pornpetch denied criticism that there was an attempt to delay the impeachment consideration.

The NLA will meet November 6 to discuss if it is authorised to impeach former senate speaker Nikhom Wairatpanich and former parliament president Somsak Kiatsuranon for their allegedly unlawful advocated the Constitutional amendment concerning the composition of the Senate.