Legal expert wonders if Yingluck, former ministers will avoid impeachment

national July 26, 2014 00:00

By The Nation

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A Democrat legal expert yesterday voiced concern that former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra and other ousted parliamentarians might escape impeachment charges in relation to moves to amend the charter.

Rames Ratanachaweng called on the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to look into this quickly, as the provisional constitution does not say anything about the ongoing impeachment process or investigation into cases continuing. 
He said the impeachment cases against Yingluck, former Parliament president Somsak Kiatsuranont and former Senate Speaker Nikom Wairatpanij, as well as other parliamentarians might end up being voided for this reason. This is despite the fact that they face indictment by the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) on their attempt to amend the Constitution – a move that was considered illegal by the Constitutional Court.