Tarit Pengdit, director-general of the Department of Special Investigation (DSI), said there is no reason to investigate his own actions as a member of the Centre for the Resolution of the Emergency Situation (CRES) during the 2010 crackdown on red-shirt protesters, because he was just following orders - not issuing them.
Mr Tarit confirmed on Friday that former prime minister Abhisit Vejajiva and his former deputy Suthep Thaugsuban had now been formally summonsed to acknowledge the charges on Dec 12. Both men face a charge of premeditated murder over the death of Phan Khamkong, a taxi driver shot during the deadly crackdown in 2010.
The DSI chief said the date had, however, been postponed to Dec 13 because Mr Abhisit would be travelling abroad. He said he wa not involved in the decision to indict the two men.