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The deputy attorney-general who endorsed public prosecutors’ decision not to prosecute Red Bull heir Vorayuth Yoovidhya in the controversial hit-and run case which took the life of a senior police officer, has handed in his resignation. A statement released today from the Office of the Attorney-General announced that Deputy AG Nate Narksook has tendered his resignation letter to Attorney-General Wongsakul Kittipromwong, to indicate his honesty in the handling of the Vorayuth case.

The resignation will only become effective after it’s approved by the AG. According to the statement, Narksook insists he performed his duty as assigned and endorsed the prosecutors’ decision on Wongsakul’s behalf. Wongsakul was reportedly working on other business at the time.

Narksook was due to retire at the age of 65 on September 30, but according to the Public Prosecutors Act, a retiring prosecutor can seek an extension of service until the age of 70, from the Prosecutors’ Commission, their regulatory body, to become a senior prosecutor.

SOURCE: Thai PBS World

 

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    Toby Andrews

    Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 11:21 am

    Go before he is pushed, and he was due to retire in September anyway.
    He will probably receive a big payoff, and a pension, and be immune to any prosecution for corruption.
    Same method of jumping a ship on fire is used in the West.

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      rinky stingpiece

      Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 1:18 pm

      Even so, it is a potential signal.
      Covid poverty is fomenting tension all over the world, as well as all over Thailand, between the haves and have-nots, and if that reaches a tipping point, it can all get out of control.

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    Travis

    Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 12:37 pm

    Convenient…. got his payoff just before retirement.. zero surprise here

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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