Thailand´s besieged Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra denied abuse of power allegations at the nation´s Constitutional Court on Tuesday
The case against her premiership, comes as Thailand´s political crisis reaches a critical juncture.
Anti-government protesters are still massed on Bangkok´s streets — although in diminished numbers — and Yingluck´s supporters are also threatening to rally to defend her.
The premier denied the complaint, filed by a group of senators, who said that the replacement of then-national security chief Thawil Pliensri after she was elected in 2011 was for the benefit of her party.
“I deny the allegation… I didn´t violate any laws, I didn´t receive any benefit from the appointment,” a composed Yingluck told the court, adding she replaced Thawil for the benefit of the country. If convicted she would be removed from office and banned from politics for life.