Ex-PAD leaders advised to seek help from LED to mediate compensation payment

The 13 former core leaders of the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) have been advised to approach the Legal Execution Department to help mediate with the Airports of Thailand Public Company (AOT) regarding the 522 million baht in compensation they were ordered to pay the company.

Legal Execution Department director-general Ms Ruenvadee Suwanmongkol suggested that the 13 individuals to file a petition with the LED expressing their wish to seek help from the department in mediate their compensation payment before the department enforces the court’s order for them to pay AOT 522 million baht plus 7.5 percent interest rate dating back to December 3, 2008.

The Supreme Court last week upheld the two lower courts’ rulings rejecting the plea of the 13 former PAD core leaders for the extension of the 30-day period for appealing to the high court.

The Civil and Appeals courts ruled the 13 individuals collectively accountable for the damages caused to AOT for their blockade of Suvarnabhumi and Don Meuang airports during their anti-government protests in 2008.

Among the 13 ex-PAD core leaders are Maj-Gen Chamlong Srimuang and former media tycoon Sondhi Limthongkul.