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Court dismisses lawsuit brought by Thaksin

The Central Administrative Court yesterday dismissed an action brought by former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra against members of the now-defunct Assets Examination Committee for violating AEC regulations and holding a press conference about its freezing of his assets.

Thaksin, who fled abroad to live in exile several years ago, was represented by his lawyer, who said the press conference damaged the former PM's reputation.

The court said the complainant had abused his power in giving benefits to his family and friends in five different cases, thus the AEC press conference on the freezing of his assets was in line with the facts. It did not tarnish his reputation nor did it violate any regulations.

Hence, the court rejected the claim.


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