Ex-PM faces another arrest warrant

September 26th, 2008 - 4:27 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

The Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions issues an arrest warrant to Former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra as the latter did not show up in the courtroom today (September, 27th).

Mr Thaksin faces another arrest warrant in the two- and three digit lottery case filed by the National Counter Corruption Commission (NCCC) against him and 47 Cabinet members as well as high-ranking state officials.

The court announces that the trial of the case will take place from December 22nd – 24th, 2008, at 10.00 hrs and allows the plaintiff to submit a list of witnesses at least seven days prior to the day the court examines the case’s witnesses and evidences. The court also approves a request for a trial in absentia.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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