Former Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra during a conference

Yingluck Shinawatra held responsible for B287bn in rice scheme damage

A government committee has concluded that former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra must pay 286.64 billion baht in compensation for her loss-ridden rice-pledging programme.

Jirachai Moonthongroy, deputy permanent secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office, supplied the figure when he testified on Friday in Ms Yingluck’s trial before the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Political Office Holders.

Read more: Bangkok Post



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