The Supreme Administrative Court on Friday ruled that prime minister's order to remove Thawil Pliensri as the secretary general of National Security Council was unlawful.
The court ordered caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to reinstate Thawil as NSC chief within 45 days.
The Central Administrative Court earlier ruled that the transfer order for Thawil to become an adviser to PM’s Office was unlawful but Yingluck appealed against the ruling.
“I did not fight [this case] to get my position back. I just want to see the justice served,” Thawil said after learning the verdict.
The chronology of the Thawil case is given below.
September 7, 2011: Thawil Pliensri is transferred as the chief of National Security Council to an advisory position in the PM’s office
September 12, 2011: Thawil appeals to the ethic protection committee
April 10, 2012: The ethic protection committee rejects his petition
April 30, 2012: Thawil submits his case to the Central Administrative Court
May 31, 2012: The court rules in favour of Thawil and revokes the PM Office order
June 30, 2012: The government appeals to the Supreme Administrative Court
September 24, 2013: The court begins the process.l
March 7, 2014: The Supreme Administrative Court delivers its judgement.