Thai Agency Seeks Prosecution of Ex-Ministers for Rice Sale

January 20, 2015 11:28 AM

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Thailand's anti-graft agency on Tuesday called for corruption charges against a former commerce minister and his deputy for allegedly committing fraud in a government-to-government rice sale.

An investigation by the National Anti-Corruption Commission found that Boonsong Teriyaphirom and his deputy Poom Sarapol, along with 17 government officials and businessmen, sold rice from the Thai government's stockpile to a Chinese company that did not represent the mainland government.

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