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PM Yingluck Shinawatra given 15 more days to defend against rice charges

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BANGKOK, March 13 – Thailand’s National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) on Thursday resolved to extend the dateline for caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to defend herself against negligence of duty charges in connection with her government’s rice pledging scheme.

The caretaker premier earlier assigned her lawyer Norawit Lalaeng to acknowledge charges on her behalf. Shortly afterward, the lawyer requested the NACC chairman for a 45-day extension for his client, reasoning that more time was needed to examine substantial evidence.

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