Thaksin to 'fight hard' to keep hold of his assets
Former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra told lawyers to "fight to the end" if the Assets Examination Committee employs "means outside the law" to seize his property, an adviser said yesterday.
"We won't allow the assets to be seized. We will use the courts to fight to the end," Noppadon Pattama said.
The committee threatened to seize a Ratchadaphisek plot - purchased by Thaksin's wife Khunying Pojaman Shinawatra from the Financial Institution Development Fund - and the Bt772 million paid for it.
On Wednesday, Pojaman will testify before the AEC over the Shin Corp share sale, according to Noppadon.
AEC member Khunying Jaruvan Maintaka welcomed Pojaman's testimony. "She knows facts about the case and I think her appearance will benefit the investigation," she said.
Jaruvan said there would be no extra security measures for Pojaman.