NLA yet to consider impeachment of former senators; case file yet to arrive

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BANGKOK, 20 November 2014 – The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) whip has yet to consider the National Anti-Corruption Commission’s impeachment motion on former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra or the 38 former senators.

Dr. Chet Siratharanon, spokesperson for the NLA whip, revealed that the meeting did not involve discussions about the impeachment motion on former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra for her handling of the rice pledging scheme. Neither did the meeting involve discussions on the impeachment of 38 former senators who have been marked as wrongdoers by the National Anti-Corruption Commission for their decision to amend the section on Senate recruitment within the now-defunct constitution of 2007. Dr. Chet added that the case file for the latter impeachment motion has yet to arrive at the NLA.

The NLA whip also reached the resolution that Major General Konlachai Suwannabun, an NLA member who is also one of the former 38 senators, will be able to log his name as having attended the meeting to consider the impeachment motion, but will not be allowed to be present while the meeting is ongoing and will also not be allowed to vote on the topic.