PM Yingluck Shinawatra denies charges made by NACC over rice scheme

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BANGKOK, 20 February 2014 (NNT) – Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has rejected charges in connection with the government’s rice-pledging scheme, saying she is not personally involved with any rice sale irregularities.

The premier took to her Facebook page to insist that in addition to devising policies for the rice program, she had granted exclusive authority to officials working for the scheme. Ms Yingluck has been accused of negligence in her duties as the chairwoman of the National Rice Policy Committee, which oversees the scheme.

She has so far denied all accusations made by the National Anti Corruption Commission (NACC).

Read more: NNT

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