Former Thai premier’s case against attorney general rejected


The Bangkok Criminal Court on Tuesday rejected a counter suit filed by former Premier Yingluck Shinawatra against the attorney general.

Yingluck had filed the case, claiming that members of the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) acted unlawfully in deciding to prosecute her for malfeasance while in office.

According to the former premier, the OAG had tried to indict her on corruption charges without evidence and presenting evidence that had not been uncovered as part of the investigation.

On Tuesday, the court ruled that the actions of the OAG were lawful and in line with criminal procedures before dismissing Yingluck’s claims.

Yingluck was removed from office in April of 2014 on negligence charges over a rice subsidy program that was marked by corruption.

A military coup subsequently overthrew the caretaker government in a bloodless coup.