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Yingluck misses graft hearing on rice scheme

Deputy PM Surapong to appeal to UN to broker end to crisis

[BANGKOK] Thailand's premier skipped an anti-corruption panel hearing yesterday into negligence charges that could lead to her ousting, as her government turned to the UN for help in resolving a deadly political crisis.

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who has protested her innocence, sent her legal team to acknowledge the allegations linked to a flagship rice farm subsidy scheme, as she toured her political stronghold in northern Thailand.

The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) which filed...

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