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PM awaits Court ruling in Thawil case

Court to decide on request for more time

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Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra plans to testify in writing to the Constitutional Court straight away if the court turns down her request Wednesday for extra time to defend herself in the Thawil Pliensri transfer case. 

The court originally asked Ms Yingluck to testify by last Friday, but she sought more time. With the court due to give its decision on her request Wednesday, she has offered to send in a written statement immediately if her request is turned down, said Suranand Vejjajiva, secretary-general to the prime minister.

The court is considering her status as prime minister after she unlawfully transferred National Security Council (NSC) secretary-general Thawil.

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