The judicial coup continues I

14 06 2012

If anyone thought the judicial coup was over, think again. The process, a la post-coup to 2008, continues. Why premier Yingluck Shinawatra and her leadership lot think they can negotiate a deal with the unrepentant opponents remains a mystery:

From the Bangkok Post: The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) has ruled that Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Yongyuth Wichaidit committed malfeasance by certifying the sale of monastic land to a golf course developer.

Mr Yongyuth had certified the sale of land belonging to Wat Thammikaram temple to Alpine Real Estate Co and Alpine Golf & Sports Club Co on March 13, 2002, while Mr Yongyuth was deputy interior permanent secretary, NACC member and spokesman Klanarong Chanthik said yesterday.

Klanarong has been in the lead on anti-Thaksin Shinawatra legal actions. He is close to Constitutional Court President Wasan Soypisudh.

Also from the Bangkok Post: The Office of the Attorney-General has filed malfeasance charges against former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra and 26 others in a case involving 11.58 billion baht in loans from Krung Thai Bank.

State-owned KTB had provided the loans to subsidiary firms of a real estate conglomerate.

Attorney-General Julasingh Vasantasingh yesterday submitted 17 boxes containing 150 files of documents concerning the charges to the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions.

PPT makes no judgement on the alleged cases, but simply points out that the timing of these cases, the re-emergence of the king,and the (lost by cave-in)  battle with the Constitutional Court seem not coincidental.


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