Alleged judicial intervention by Prem

10 04 2011

PPT reproduces this from The Nation:

General Prem Tinsulanonda

Pasit Sakdanarong, former secretary to the Constitution Court president, alleged Sunday that the court had been lobbied to spare the Democrat Party in a party dissolution case.

Pasit alleged that someone sent a letter and made a phone call to Constitution Court President Chat Chonlaworn, urging him to help the Democrat escape solution [sic. dissolution].

Speaking during a red-shirt rally at Rajdamnone to mark the April 10 clash at the Kokwua Intersection, Pasit did not name the person who sent the letter and made the call.

But red-shirt leader Jatuporn Promphan tacitly alleged that Privy Council President Prem Tinsulanonda was referred to by Pasit.

“I would like to ask Prem if he sent the letter and made the phone call to Chat, asking the court president not to dissolve the Democrat. Pasit witnessed all of the events,” Jatuporn said.

Prem was shown in one of the items released last year, with Pasit said to be responsible for the release. This is not the first allegation of judicial intervention by Prem.  Recent allegations go back to the aftermath of the April 2006 election.



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