Yingluck's lawyers ask NACC to extend deadline for PM to defend herself by 45 days
March 27, 2014 00:00 2,541 Viewed
The lawyers of caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Thursday asked the National Anti-Corruption Commission to give Yingluck 45 more days to study evidence for defending herself in the rice-pledging case.
The NACC has asked Yingluck to defend herself to the NACC within March 31.
But Norawit Larlaeng and Bancha Porameesanaporn Thursday submitted a request to the NACC, asking it to extend the deadline by 45 days.
Norawit said the defence asked the NACC to provide 19 items of documentary evidence, which the complainant used to raise allegation of malfeasance against the prime minister.
Norawit said the NACC sent 280 pages of documents to the defence but they were not the documents requested.
The lawyer added that the defence was also waiting for documents from 10 government agencies concerned.
He said Yingluck needed to study all of these documents or else she would be disadvantage.