Former Thailand PM Yingluck to face criminal charge over rice subsidy scheme

January 23, 2015 3:56 AM

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BANGKOK (AFP/Reuters) - Former Thai premier Yingluck Shinawatra will be indicted on a criminal corruption charge over her controversial rice subsidy scheme, a senior prosecutor said on Friday, a prospect that could see her jailed for up to 10 years.

“The Attorney General’s Office has considered witnesses and evidence submitted by the working team along with all witnesses and evidence from the National Anti-Corruption Committee and we agree that the case substantiates a criminal indictment charge against Yingluck,” said Mr Surasak Threerattrakul...

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