Thai anti-graft body recommends charges against 2 former ministers over illegal rice deal

January 20, 2015 10:30 AM

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

National Anti-Corruption Commissioner Wicha Mahakhun said Tuesday an investigation found the pair, 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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