Supreme Court decides today on hearing Yingluck rice case, AsiaOne Asia News

March 19, 2015 5:30 AM

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Supreme Court decides today on hearing Yingluck rice case, AsiaOne Asia News

The Supreme Court's Criminal Division for Political Office Holders will today decide whether to accept the case filed against former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra for negligence by failing to stop corruption and mismanagement in the rice-pledging scheme that inflicted a loss of Bt600 billion (S$25.3 billion) to the national coffers and the rice trade.

Thanarerk Nitiseranee, chairman of the Supreme Court's Criminal Division for Political Office Holders, said a panel of nine judges selected to hear the case would meet today to decide whether to accept the case and select a presiding judge for the case.

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