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Yingluck: Thawil's removal was correctly done

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The removal of Thawil Pliensri from the position of National Security Council (NSC) secretary-general was fully compliant with the law, caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said on Thursday, rejecting a court finding it was unjustified and illegal. 

The nine judges of the Constitutional Court on Wednesday unanimously accepted for consideration a petition filed by 28 senators arguing that Ms Yingluck's order for Mr Thawil's removal on Sept 30, 2011 was in violation of sections 182 (7) and 268 of the charter, and gave her 15 days to defend herself.

The senators argue he was replaced to make way for the appointment of Ms Yingluck's close relative as national police chief.

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