Thaksin's lawyers threaten to sue if investigation detail revealed
Lawyers for deposed prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra on Tuesday threatened legal action if the Assets Examination Committee (AEC) discloses a report of its investigation into the controversial Ratchadaphisek land purchase.
AEC subcommittee chairman Udom Fuangfung said he would reveal the contents of the investigation to demonstrate there had been no harassment, especially of Thaksin.
He was surprised Thaksin's lawyer Pichit Chuenban opposed the move, saying no party associated with the case would suffer damage because of it. Pichit argued disclosure could be prejudicial to the case.
"There is no law that bans us from publicly revealing the investigation file. [The defence] should welcome the move because it can use the information in court," Udom said.
"I do not understand what they are afraid of or why they fear the truth being revealed,'' he said.
Udom said he would publicly reveal the report after submitting it to prosecutors tomorrow.
Pichit strongly opposed the move because the matter was about to go to court.
"No one can know what the reaction will be if the investigation file is revealed. People may be misled because of onesided information from the AEC.
"If that is the case, the accused will have been prejudiced,'' he said.