Tag Archives: Thai judiciary

A Big Slap in the Face

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Last Wednesday, General Chavalit Yongchaiyudh, a former Thai prime minister and now a member of Pheu Thai Party, paid a visit to Phnom Penh and came back with news that Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has built a house for exiled Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra to stay whenever he wants.

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Court right to rule out video

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Thaksin’s antics are only making matters worse for himself

Friday’s Supreme Court decision against allowing Thaksin Shinawatra to resort to video-conferencing to defend the legitimacy of his frozen assets helped divert a potential legal controversy. And, in rejecting Thaksin’s request to make the opening statement in the frozen-wealth trial from afar, the court agreed that he could submit the statement in writing. That is a reasonable compromise that the fugitive ousted prime minister should be thankful for. Continue reading