Friday, October 31, 2014   

Thai PM Yingluck faces graft rap amid rage in Bangkok, two slain in violent protests
(02-18 16:26)

A Thai anti-graft panel announced it was pressing charges against Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for neglect of duty in connection with a controversial rice subsidy scheme.
The National Anti-Corruption Commission said in a statement that Yingluck had ignored warnings that the flagship policy was fostering corruption and causing financial losses.
As the panel announced the decision, the chaotic capital Bangkok was in turmoil today.
Two people were killed and were 60 wounded in clashes between anti-government protesters and security forces, emergency services said.
A policeman was shot dead and a civilian died from a head wound, according to the Erawan emergency center.
Gunfire and explosions broke out after riot police launched an operation to reclaim besieged government buildings in Bangkok.
The protesters have staged more than three months of mass street rallies demanding Yingluck’s resignation.—AFP

   
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