OAG asked to order NACC to renew case against Abhisit, Suthep

A number of relatives of those killed in the crackdowns on red-shirt protesters of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) by government forces in 2010 on Monday (Sept 18) submitted a petition for the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) to order the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) to re-investigate the case against former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and his former deputy Suthep Thaugsuban.

They were accompanied by Winyat Chartmontree, secretary-general of the Confederation of Lawyers for Rights and Liberties, and lawyer Chokchai Angkaew.

Their petition is for Pongniwat Yutthaphanborikan, the attorney-general, to order the NACC to renew the investigation of the case so that the case can be filed with the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions.

The move came after the Supreme Court earlier dismissed the case, saying that it is not within its jurisdiction to handle the case.

The petition was accepted by Somnuek Siangkong, the OAG spokesman, and Prayut Phetkhun, deputy OAG spokesman.

Mr Somnuek said he would forward the petition to the attorney general for consideration.

He expected the attorney general to quickly make a decision as it is an important matter.