FORMER prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s lawyer is gearing up for further legal battles after the Central Administrative Court today (April 2) overturned an order by the Finance Ministry to fine her 35.7 billion baht over her loss-ridden rice-subsidy scheme, Thai Rath newspaper said.
The court said the order, issued in 2016, lacked legal standing.
Yingluck’s lawyer Mr.Norrawit Larlaeng said while today’s verdict is beneficial for her, he has to prepare for further legal battles because this is the Central Administrative Court’s ruling and appeal is possible.
However he pointed out that the key point of today’s ruling is that aside from repealing the order to impose this hefty fine, the court also said that she was not involved in any corruption in this scheme.
He added that he will study the verdict in detail to prepare for the next battle.
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