PM Yingluck to comply with Charter Court ruling


BANGKOK, 11 April 2014  – Prime Minister and Defense Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said she would comply with the ruling by the Constitutional Court no matter what the outcome would be. 

Asked about her comment on the Charter Court’s decision to accept a petition against her, the Premier said even though she was worried like other normal people should, she was willing to comply with the court’s verdict. She however raised doubts about the court’s impartiality and its process to investigate the case.

Earlier this month, the Constitutional Court voted unanimously to accept into consideration a lawsuit seeking to impeach the Prime Minister for her unfair transfer of former National Security Council (NSC) Secretary-General Tawin Pleansri.

The petition was filed by a group of senators led by appointed Senator Paiboon Nititawan, following the Supreme Administrative Court’s ruling on March 7 that Mr Tawin’s transfer was unlawful and that the former NSC chief must be reinstated.