PM Yingluck Shinawatra faces impeachment charges over rice subsidy scheme

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BANGKOK, 29 January 2014 (NNT) – The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) has resolved to investigate Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for negligence of duty in the controversial rice support scheme. If found guilty by the NACC, Ms Yingluck will be subject to impeachment.

NACC Member Wicha Mahakhun said the commission would launch a probe against the premier in her capacity as chairperson of the rice support
program which allegedly caused significant losses to the government. The PM’s charges might lead to criminal punishment and/or impeachment, the official said.

The NACC’s investigation against the premier came after 146 Democrat MPs requested the commission to remove her from office for carrying out the rice subsidy program.

Read more: NNT

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