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Yingluck denies abusing of power in Thawil's transfer

Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Tuesday told the Constitutional Court that she did not abuse the power of the prime minister in the transfer of National Security Council cief Thawil Pliensri.

Yingluck defended herself in the court after Thawil and Senator Paibul Nititawan testified to the court. Paibul filed the lawsuit against Yingluck accusing her of abusing authority to move Thawil to an advisory post so that Priewphan Damapong, a brother of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra's wife, could be come the national police chief.

"I deny the allegation... I didn’t violate any laws, I didn’t receive any benefit from the appointment," Yingluck was quoted by AFP as telling the court.

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