NACC set to charge PM Yingluck Shinawatra over rice scheme after election

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Thailand News Breaking News. Image: TN.

BANGKOK, 23 January 2014 (NNT) – The National Anti-Corruption Commission has said charges over the controversial rice-pledging scheme are expected to be laid against Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra after the February 2 general election.

The NACC made known that it needed more evidence before it could charge Ms Yingluck over her mishandling of the scheme.

The premier faces criminal charges if the investigation finds she was negligent in her duties as the chairwoman of the National Rice Policy Committee, which oversees the scheme.

Read more: NNT

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