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Judges accept Yingluck’s plea, will make referral decision

Judges accept Yingluck’s plea, will make referral decision

SATURDAY, July 08, 2017
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Former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra has requested a Constitutional Court interpretation of the new Constitution regarding a clause that may affect the ongoing trial of a Supreme Court case against her.

Yingluck on Friday asked the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Political Office Holders to seek a verdict from the Constitutional Court over the matter.
The ex-PM is being tried by the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Political Office Holders. She is accused of negligence for failing to stop irregularities stemming from her government’s rice-pledging scheme.
In her petition, she pointed out that Article 235 of the new charter requires the court to base its consideration based upon the inquiry file of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC). She said that this contradicted the 1999 law on the court’s procedures, which requires that the court mainly rely on the report by the relevant NACC committee.
The judges trying Yingluck’s case have accepted her petition for consideration. The court will make a decision as to whether to refer the matter to the Constitutional Court for an interpretation.