Deputy Attorney-General Nate Narksook, who endorsed the public prosecutors’ decision not to prosecute Red Bull heir Vorayuth Yoovidhya on a charge of reckless driving causing death, has tendered his resignation.
A statement from the Office of the Attorney-General (OAG), released today, said that he had submitted his resignation letter to the Attorney-General, Mr. Wongsakul Kittipromwong, to indicate his honesty in the handling of Vorayuth’s case.
The resignation will become effective once it is approved by the Attorney-General.
According to the statement, Nate Narksook insists that he performed his duty as assigned and had endorsed the prosecutors’ decision on behalf of Mr. Songsakul who, at the time, was on working other business.
The Deputy Attorney-General was due to retire at the age of 65, on September 30th 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 Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)