Police to track former premier to bring him to stand trialAugust 22nd, 2008 - 9:31 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
The Royal Thai Police says it only has the responsibility to bring former premier Thaksin Shinawatra to stand trial in Thailand as required by the arrest warrant.
Police Deputy Spokesman Pol.Maj.Gen.Surapol Thuanthong (สุรพล ทวนทอง) says police are awaiting information on the defendants of the Ratchadapisek land case, former PM Thaksin Shinawatra and his wife, from the Criminal Records Division. He says police will attend a meeting with the National Counter Corruption Commission (NCCC) which oversees the case and the Attorney-General to see whether Thailand can request the United Kingdom to send Mr Thaksin and his wife back in line with the extradition treaty.
The deputy spokesman says police cannot work on the extradition request alone as they have not investigated the case.
Pol.Maj.Gen.Surapol also says police are not concerned over criticism that they have slowed down the process to bring the defendants back to Thailand.
Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand