BANGKOk, 11 February (NNT) – The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) is expected to press charges against Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for her role in alleged irregularities in the rice-pledging scheme late this month.
According to Witthaya Arkompitak, an NACC member, the agency has been gathering evidence in order to indict the premier and has summoned rice farmers who have lodged complaints against her to testify.
The NACC earlier recommended to the Pheu Thai government that the programme be suspended due to its massive financial losses and large-scale irregularities.
Mr Witthaya has also made known that the agency is speeding up its investigation into the impeachment case against 383 senators and MPs for their support of the Senate composition constitutional amendment. The case is set to be concluded early in March.