Ousted Thai PM faces charges over rice scheme

2015-01-23 08:05
Former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. (Pornchai Kittiwongsakul, AFP)

Former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. (Pornchai Kittiwongsakul, AFP)

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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.

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