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Crimil charges filed against Thai ex-PM

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  20 Feb 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Bangkok, February 19: Thailand’s attorney general on Thursday filed crimil charges against former prime minister Yingluck Shiwatra over a controversial rice subsidy scheme. If found guilty, she could be jailed for 10 years, Xinhua reported. Prosecutors submitted the case documents to the Supreme Court, accusing Yingluck’s government of buying rice from Thai farmers at above the market rate, costing the government billions of dollars.
Thursday’s charges came following Yingluck’s impeachment by the legislature last month, which forced her out of politics for five years. Yingluck stepped down from office by a court decision shortly before the military staged a coup in May 2014 and seized power from her government. (IANS)

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