Dem hack files corruption charge against police chief for dropping L-M cases-Bangkok Post

May 27, 2012

[CJ Hinke of FACT comments: Did anybody tell Suthep he’s not in politics anymore?!? Just like the Army chief, Suthep thinks his exalted opinions must mean something to the rest of us. I think Suthep, widely considered to be ’The Butcher of Bangkok’ for his role in ordering Redshirts murdered, should be charged with perverting the course of justice. He has no more right to interfere in police investigations than any of us!]

Suthep files Tarit complaint

Bangkok Post: May 24, 2012

Democrat Party MP Suthep Thaugsuban has asked the National Anti-Corruption Commission to investigate Tarit Pengdith, director-general of the Department of Special Investigation and his deputy for dropping anti-monarchy and lese majeste cases.

Democrat Party MP Suthep Thaugsuban, right, holds the letter he sent to anti-corruption officials demanding they prosecute DSI chief Tarit Pengdith for dereliction of duty. [Chanat Katanyu]

Mr Suthep said he instructed his lawyer to file his complaint with the NACC yesterday against Mr Tarit and DSI deputy director-general Prawet Moolpramuk.

He accused both of dereliction of duty for dropping a case against a suspected anti-monarchy movement and a case of alleged offence to the monarchy by former Pheu Thai Party MP and red shirt leader Jatuporn Prompan regarding a speech Mr Jatuporn delivered on April 10, 2010.

Mr Suthep said Mr Tarit had held many press conferences and confirmed that there was an anti-monarchy movement supported by financiers and it intended to change the government of the nation.

But as the Pheu Thai Party took over the national administration, Mr Tarit and Pol Col Prawet decided not to press ahead with charges against the suspects.

Regarding the lese majeste case of Mr Jatuporn, Mr Suthep said the DSI had proceeded with the case to such an extent that the Criminal Court had withdrawn Mr Jatuporn’s bail. However, on May 10 this year, Mr Tarit announced the case would be dismissed.

Mr Suthep said the decision affected the honour of the royal institution.

Although Mr Tarit dismissed the case, the DSI had yet to report it to the attorney-general and Mr Suthep said he would wait for the attorney-general’s decision.

Mr Suthep said some government officials tried to please the government so much that they caused problems with the justice system and law enforcement.

Democrat list MP Suthas Ngernmuen said Mr Tarit announced the decision to dismiss Mr Jatuporn’s case when there was a rumour Mr Jatuporn would become a deputy interior minister.

Mr Suthas also accused the government of intervening in the justice system as some key figures of the Pheu Thai Party kept saying the justice system had to be restructured and parliament should appoint the Supreme Court president.


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