Yingluck Shinawatra & Corruption Commission
Yingluck Shinawatra (born 21 June 1967), or nickname Pu (crab ), is a Thai businesswoman and politician, member of the Pheu Thai Party, and the 28th and current Prime Minister of Thailand following the 2011 general election./5
Ex-PM Yingluck wants NACC to question eight more witnesses Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has asked the National Anti-Corruption Commission to question eight additional defence witnesses and to conduct an enquiry on three contentious issues.
Yingluck faces assets probe Anti-graft agency also targets four former ministers involved in the rice-pledging scheme; junta orders nationwide check of rice stocks The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) yesterday resolved to examine the assets of former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and four other members of her Cabinet involved in her government's loss-making and corruption-plagued rice price-pledging scheme. In addition to Yingluck, three of her commerce ministers, Niwattumrong Boonsongpaisan, Boonsong Teriyapirom and Yanyong Phuangrach, and her deputy commerce minister, Phum Saraphol, will also be targeted, according to the NACC. In early May, the NACC unanimously resolved to indict Yingluck for allegedly having intent to exercise power against the Constitution concerning the rice scheme. She will face impeachment and a five-year ban from politics if the Senate agrees with the NACC. The anti-graft agency is also investigating alleged criminal offence of dereliction of duty against Yingluck ...
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Thailand - political unrest - a "judicial coup" ahead? - a commentary in The Nation Critics divided on independent bodies and the extent of their powers Pravit Rojanaphruk The Nation BANGKOK: -- Will there be a "judicial coup" soon? The answer is much more complicated than merely asking if there will be a military coup with tanks rolling down the streets of Bangkok. Opponents of a "judicial coup", like the former dean of Chiang Mai University's Law Faculty Somchai Silpapreechakul, says the exercising of power by the Constitutional Court and the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) against caretaker premier Yingluck Shinawatra is beyond their bounds of power and should be regarded judicial intervention. However, opponents think not. Somchai acknowledges that Thai society is still unfamiliar with the notion of a "judicial coup" and there's no one common Thai translation appropriate to it. Also there's room to debate whether the action of the two organisations in the weeks to come - that could lead to ...
After much speculation, a troubled-looking Yingluck Shinawatra finally showed up earlier this afternoon to present her defense to the National Anti-Corruption Commission on the rice pledging scheme corruption charges against her regarding malfeasance and dereliction of duty. She was reportedly at the NACC for about 30 minutes, and refused to answer press questions. Image credit & more details in Thai:
Yingluck Shinawatra appears briefly before the National Anti-Corruption Commission to defend charges she negligently failed to prevent alleged corruption in her government's flagship rice pledging scheme.(Photo by Chanat Katanyu)
THAILAND: National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) is expected to press charges against Prime Minister Yingluck…
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