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Attorney-General Stalls National Anti-Corruption Commission over Yingluck Shinawatra

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Former Thai Prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra

Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra

BANGKOK – The National Anti-Corruption Commission will have to decide on November 7 whether it will take the case of negligence of duty against former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra to the court directly instead of through the public prosecution.

NACC spokesman Mr Vicha Mahakhun said that the NACC had submitted the case file pertaining to Ms Yingluck’s failure to stop corruption in the rice pledging scheme to the Office of the Attorney-General since August 4.

However, he said that the OAG ruled that the file was incomplete and a joint committee should be set up between the OAG and the NACC to scrutinize the case.

Mr Vicha noted that the NACC would give the OAG until November 7 to rule on the case otherwise the NACC would take the case to the court itself.