CAPO says Constitutional Court has no authority to oust Cabinet
April 17, 2014 00:00
The Centre for Administration of Peace and Order said Thursday that the Constitutional Court has no authority to oust the Cabinet if it rules against the prime minister in the case of unlawful transfer of the National Security Council chief.
Department of Special Investigations chief Tarit Pengdith, secretary of the CAPO, said the Constitution allowed the court to oust only Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra if it rules that her order to remove Thawil Pliensri as the NSC chief was unconstitutional.
Tarit said the court had no authority to oust the Cabinet because of Yingluck’s order because Article 181 would require the Cabinet to become the caretaker government after the prime minister is disqualified.
Tarit said if the court goes beyond its authority to oust the Cabinet, the government should invoke Article 7 to ask His Majesty the King whether the Cabinet should go on administering the country as the caretaker administration.