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Former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra should be able to appeal to the Supreme Court if she hears an adverse verdict in the case against her for alleged negligence in the management of her government’s rice-pledging scheme, National Legislative Assembly member Jet Siratharanon said on Sunday.

The Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Political Office Holders is set to issue a verdict in the case on August 25.
The right to appeal will remain irrespective of whether or not the draft bill on criminal procedures against political office holders is enacted by then, Jet said.
But if the bill is approved in time, Yingluck will have 30 days to appeal after the verdict in her case.
In that case, the Supreme Court will set up a nine-member committee to consider her appeal, Jet added.
The bill, recently approved by the NLA, is expected to be signed by NLA President Pornpetch Wichitcholchai before it is forwarded to the Cabinet and submitted for royal endorsement.

Published : July 29, 2017

By : The Nation