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Govt trying to intervene in Thaksin cases
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    Govt trying to intervene in Thaksin cases

    Govt trying to intervene in Thaksin cases

    Ong-art accuses govt of using intimidation

    The Democrat party yesterday accused the People Power party-led government of brow-beating civil servants involved in the legal processes against former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra and other members of his cabinet. Opposition spokesman Ong-art Klampaiboon said such attempts to intervene in corruption cases against Mr Thaksin and his associates are dangerous.

    Mr Ong-art said the Democrats have found that several civil servants taking part in legal processes on corruption charges against members of the Thaksin administrations have been unfairly treated and intimidated by the government.

    Also among the civil servants believed to have been victimised in the government's retaliation is Sunai Manomai-udom, a former director-general of the Department of Special Investigation (DSI).

    Mr Ong-art said after Mr Sunai told the press that the DSI had witnesses to support its legal action against Mr Thaksin, the former prime minister assigned his lawyer to file a libel complaint against him at Wang Noi police station in Ayutthaya.

    Despite the fact that libelling someone was a minor offence, police sought an arrest warrant for Mr Sunai from the Criminal Court and tried to arrest him at Suvarnabhumi Airport on Wednesday.

    The Democrats believe the attempted arrest was excessive and inappropriate, said Mr Ong-art.

    He said police are also reportedly seeking arrest warrants for members of the Assets Scrutiny Committee (ASC) who are facing defamation charges filed by Mr Thaksin. ''The police are overdoing it again,'' said Mr Ong-art.

    He added that the DSI has also been instructed to look into a trivial corruption allegation against the Office of the Auditor-General, which awarded its staff training contract to a firm that happened to be renting space in a building owned by Auditor-General Khunying Jaruvan Maintaka's husband.

    Officials at the Revenue Department are also under pressure to find ways to unfreeze the assets of the Shinawatra family, according to Mr Ong-art.

    Legal Execution Department chief Kanyanuch Sorthip's recent abrupt transfer was a bid to make an example of a senior officer who has been assisting the ASC's sub-panel investigating Khunying Potjaman Shinawatra's 772-million-baht land purchase in the Ratchadapisek area of Bangkok, claimed Mr Ong-art.

    Even junior civil servants working for the ASC have been pressured and are facing transfer threats, he said.

    Bangkok Post

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    Re: Govt trying to intervene in Thaksin cases

    What can you expect when the puppet govt of Mr. Toxin has replaced all upper officers of the Army, The Police and any govt controlling body's with Toxin puppets, the Army and The Police have about the same amount of power and have no one other than the PM controlling any one of them, and he only has such power when they allow it.
    This might be a constitutional Monarchy,, but it will never be a Democratic Monarchy.

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