Tension is expected to build after the Constitutional Court yesterday agreed to rule on the status of caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra over the removal order she issued against National Security Council (NSC) chief Thawil Pliensri.
Several government figures are warning the court's decision to consider if Ms Yingluck has breached the constitution in the Thawil case will bring the country closer to a violent confrontation. They say the court's rulings are not quite in line with the charter.
The Constitutional Court has agreed to hear a case brought by 28 senators, alleging Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra violated the constitution when she transferred then-NSC chief Thawil Pliensri in 2011. (Bangkok Post file photo)