Yingluck stands trial at Supreme Court for rice-pledging scheme

Ex-premier Yingluck Shinawatra stood trial at the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Political Office Holders this morning to defend herself in negligence of duty charge she was indicted by the state attorney over her government’s handling of the controversial rice-pledging scheme.

Her negligence and failure to stop the rice scheme from further losses as recommended by budget and corruption watchdog state agencies resulted in tremendous damages worth over several hundred billion baht.

Today’s trial she attended was to hear her witnesses giving testimonies to the Supreme Court to defend her.

Yingluck was welcomed by hundreds of supporters who kept coming to give her morale support on every court session.

On hand included her previous cabinet ministers of her Pheu Thai Party.

Commenting on the arrest of a bomb suspect by the military, Ms Yingluck asked that the arrest should not link to particulary politicians or party as her Pheu Thai party has nothing to do with it.

Instead her party always condemned the bomb attack, she said.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

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