In unprededented legal tactics, the PAD suspects declined to follow the prescribed procedures of honouring their summonses for questioning.
Instead they have claimed the charges related to the two siezures of Don Mueang and Suvarnabhumi airports as unjustified and wrongful. By refusing to acknowledge the charges filed by police, they have deviated from a normal proceedings applicable to all suspects.
And in the counter move, they filed a petition disputing the police justification to classify the seizures of two Bangkok airports as an act of international terrorism.
Since the PAD’s defence team raised objection to honouring the summonses, police could not proceed to complete the execution of the legal proceedings and were obligated to check relevant provisions before making a next move.
As lead investigator in charge of the case, assistant national police chief Lt General Wuth Puawes said he needed at least a few days to consult with his investigative team and the legal counsels before reacting to the defence tactics. (Nation)
Here are the keywords : “unprecedented legal tactic” and “few days“. 😉
What is astonishing is not the way the PAD is trying to defend itself… that’s the game… it’s of course the (alleged) reaction of the police. Poor officers, the suspects just… disagree… So the police is lost ! 😉
Drugs dealers, murderers, rapists should do the same. Imagine the scene :
-The killer : No mister officer, I… disagree. Sure I’ve killed this man, but I disagree with the charge of “first degree manslaughter “. I got you !
-The police officer : Oh my God, that’s an unprecedented legal tactics. I’m dumbfounded. I need a drink. You’re free to go. And don’t forget to close the door behind you. Thank you khrap.
Already 8 months, and the story goes at snail pace… First the police needed to investigate and find more witnesses. In january, the case was supposed to be “70 % completed“.
And what about the occupation for several weeks… of the Government House ? ! Not a word. Maybe, It was perfectly legal. 😉 Everything is possible with a Lala legal system.
During the riots of april, the security apparatus didn’t spend a lot of time against the Red Shirts to “find witnesses” and argue about “unprecedented legal tactics”.
It’s just another proof that the system lacks credibility.
I’m wondering what our dear Prime Minister is thinking about this situation ? Afterall, Abhisit spoke a lot about the “rule of law”… You know the mantra and concepts he learned in Oxford. Very useful in Thailand…
Anyway. Like at the cinema, we shall prepare the popcorn… and wait for the next episode of this hilarious saga.