As the name itself suggests, the main task of the Centre for the Administration of Peace and Order (Capo) is to enforce the Internal Security Act to ensure peace and order in areas covered by the law -- Bangkok, Nonthaburi and parts of Samut Prakan and Pathum Thani.
Telling the Constitutional Court and the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) to do their jobs in an honest and straightforward manner, as Capo did in its statement issued on Thursday, is by no means within its authority. It can be construed as interference in the affairs of the two independent agencies.
In the statement, Capo warned the Constitutional Court not to cross the line by making a judgement on the status of the caretaker cabinet if it faults caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for the removal of National Security Council (NSC) secretary-general Thawil Pliensri two years ago and rules that she must give up the premiership.
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