Thai Attorney General to File Criminal Charges Against Yingluck Shinawatra

January 23, 2015 3:08 AM

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Thai Attorney General to File Criminal Charges Against Yingluck Shinawatra

BANGKOK—The office of Thailand’s attorney general on Friday said it intends to file criminal charges against former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for her alleged mishandling a multibillion-dollar rice subsidy program, potentially threatening the fragile calm that has largely prevailed in the country since a May military coup.

The agency said in a statement that after consulting with Thailand’s anticorruption agency there was sufficient evidence to press criminal charges against the former leader at Thailand’s Supreme Court.

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