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Yingluck to send defence if court denies plea for extra time

Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra will send defence documents to the Constitutional Court today in case the court disallows her request for more time,

PM's Secretary General Suranand Vejjajiva said yesterday.

The Constitutional Court judges are scheduled to consider today whether to give Yingluck more time to defend herself in the case over the transfer of National Security Council chief Thawil Pliensri.

Suranand said that in case she does not receive more time, the lawyer team will send all documents to the court today.

Under the court procedure, a defendant can request a 15-day extension of the deadline to submit a defence, but the judges must give their consent.

The court earlier this month agreed to rule on Yingluck's status after the Supreme Administrative Court declared the transfer of Thawil by Yingluck was unlawful. Before the deadline last week, Yingluck had her lawyer submit a request for a 15-day extension from last Friday.

Suranand also denied reports that Yingluck was scheduled to go abroad.


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