Sunday, December 21, 2014   

Anti-graft panel summons Thai PM Yingluck
(02-27 11:31)

Thailand's prime minister has been summoned to face an anti-corruption panel to hear negligence charges.
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who has protested her innocence, is expected to send a lawyer to represent her at the hearing into alleged corruption in her government's flagship rice farm subsidy scheme.
She said last week that she was “willing to cooperate to establish the facts.’’
Yingluck flew to her political stronghold in northern Thailand on Wednesday where she is expected to spend several days inspecting government-backed projects.
The National Anti-Corruption Commission, which summoned Yingluck, says she ignored warnings that the rice scheme was fostering corruption and causing financial losses. If found guilty she could face a five-year ban from politics.
NACC commissioner Vicha Mahakhun told AFP on the eve of the hearing that Yingluck's lawyer had informed the panel he would represent the premier to acknowledge the charges.
   
Other World breaking news:
Malaysia charges Australian mum with drug trafficking (12-19 13:10)
Up to 11 dead in Japan snow storms: reports (12-19 12:47)
Japanese scientist resigns over stem cell scandal (12-19 12:36)
SKorea far-left party dissolved for 'backing NKorea' (12-19 11:20)
11th Sierra Leonean doctor dies from Ebola (12-18 18:30)
SKorean group cancels plans for border tree (12-18 17:57)
Merkel says Russia sanctions remain 'unavoidable' (12-18 17:55)
Airbags could have expiry date: Japan auto industry chief (12-18 17:49)
Russian economy to rebound in two years at latest: Putin (12-18 17:37)
Japan lab cannot repeat ground-breaking cell finding (12-18 15:04)

More breaking news >>

© 2014 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.