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Pheu Thai seeks NACC probe into PM, Cabinet for  appointing Yingluck-case judges to posts outside co


The Pheu Thai Party’s legal team yesterday petitioned the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) to investigate whether Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha and his Cabinet members had violated laws by appointing two of the Supreme Court judges who had ruled in the case against ex-PM Yingluck Shinawatra to positions outside the court.

Pheu Thai legal team member Ruangkrai Leekitwattana said that the Cabinet’s appointment of the judges – one to the police reform committee and the other to the Council of the State – may violate the legal procedure against political office holders in criminal cases, Article 157 of the Criminal Code for negligence of duty, as well as the law governing the NACC itself.
The legal procedure law, in particular, has articles that bar the Cabinet from endorsing such appointments, and preventing judges from working outside the Supreme Court, he said.
Ruangkrai also cited the Criminal Code’s Article 157 and the anti-corruption bill’s Article 123/1, both of which sanction officers who wrongfully neglect their duties and cause damages to any party. 
The penalties are one to 10 years’ imprisonment, a fine of between Bt20,000 and Bt200,000, or both.
Both laws were also used against Yingluck, who last week was eventually sentenced in absentia to five years in jail in the criminal negligence case against her.Pheu Thai seeks NACC probe into PM, Cabinet for 
appointing Yingluck-case judges to posts outside court
The Nation
The Pheu Thai Party’s legal team on Monday petitioned the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) to investigate whether Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha and his Cabinet members had violated laws by appointing two of the Supreme Court judges who had ruled in the case against ex-PM Yingluck Shinawatra to positions outside the court.
Pheu Thai legal team member Ruangkrai Leekitwattana said that the Cabinet’s appointment of the judges – one to the police reform committee and the other to the Council of the State – may violate the legal procedure against political office holders in criminal cases, Article 157 of the Criminal Code for negligence of duty, as well as the law governing the NACC itself.
The legal procedure law, in particular, has articles that bar the Cabinet from endorsing such appointments, and preventing judges from working outside the Supreme Court, he said.
Ruangkrai also cited the Criminal Code’s Article 157 and the anti-corruption bill’s Article 123/1, both of which sanction officers who wrongfully neglect their duties and cause damages to any party. 
The penalties are one to 10 years’ imprisonment, a fine of between Bt20,000 and Bt200,000, or both.
Both laws were also used against Yingluck, who last week was eventually sentenced in absentia to five years in jail in the criminal negligence case against her.

Published : October 03, 2017

By : The Nation