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Ousted Thai PM Yingluck to face criminal charge in Supreme Court

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 10:47
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Thailand's Attorney General will indict former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for negligence over a controversial rice subsidy scheme, the Attorney General's Office said on Friday.

[BANGKOK] Thailand's Attorney General will indict former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for negligence over a controversial rice subsidy scheme, the Attorney General's Office said on Friday.

Yingluck will face a criminal charge in Thailand's Supreme Court, Surasak Theerattrakul, director general at the Attorney General's department of investigation told reporters on Friday.

If found guilty, Yingluck would face a maximum of 10 years in jail.

The announcement comes just hours before the country's military-appointed legislature is scheduled to vote in a separate impeachment case against Yingluck for failing to exercise sufficient oversight over the scheme.

REUTERS

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