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Surapong to sue charter court judges

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Former deputy prime minister and foreign minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul on Monday said he will sue the Constitutional Court judges for their decision to disqualify him in the case involving the removal of National Security Council chief Thawil Pliensri in 2011. 

Mr Surapong said he will file a petition with the Criminal Court on Friday asking that it rule whether the nine Constitutional Court judges abused their power.

Mr Surapong said the judges dismissed him from the cabinet even though the group of anti-government senators who brought the case to court asked them to decide only on Yingluck Shinawatra's prime ministerial status in the transfer of Mr Thawil Pliensri, which was ruled unfair and illegal, and not him.

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