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Yingluck Shinawatra urges open trial on rice scheme

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Former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra has called again for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to file a civil lawsuit, instead of an administrative order, to seek compensation for losses incurred by her administration’s rice-pledging programme.

In an open letter to Gen Prayut published Wednesday on her Facebook page, Ms Yingluck said a trial in court would give her a fair opportunity to defend herself against the state’s attempt to seize her assets as compensation, as opposed to the administrative process which she says bypasses the courts.

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