Lawyer moves to block sale of Yingluck’s frozen assets

politics February 08, 2018 19:15

By The Nation

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A LAWYER representing fugitive former premier Yingluck Shinawatra has filed a petition with the Administrative Court seeking an injunction against the plan by the Department of Legal Execution to auction her assets, including a house.

Lawyer Noppadon Laothong said there has been no final judgment in the civil liability case against Yingluck hence the government could not auction off Yingluck’s assets as compensation for state losses resulting from her government’s rice-pledging scheme.

He said the case against Yingluck is unusual since special powers under Article 44 of the interim charter have been exercised by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to speed up the process.

The Finance Ministry earlier filed the civil liability lawsuit against Yingluck seeking a Bt35-billion compensation to cover state losses. The Department of Legal Execution was ordered to prepare for the auction of Yingluck’s assets.