BANGKOK (The Nation/Asia News Network) - Thailand's National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) on Thursday resolved to ask the Attorney-General to arraign former premier Yingluck Shinawatra on charges of dereliction of duty on rice-pledging scheme and caused damage of 500 billion baht to the country.
The NACC will forward the case to the Attorney-General next week, who will charge Ms Yingluck in Supreme Court's Criminal Division for Persons Holding Political Position.
The move came after the National Council for Peace and Order approved Ms Yingluck's request to leave the kingdom on Sunday for a 20-day trip to Europe,
The junta's deputy spokesman, Colonel Winthai Suvari, said on Thursday that the junta had seen that Ms Yingluck had never acted in a way that violated or defied the conditions and orders of the junta, which prohibit her from making any political moves and from leaving the kingdom. He added that Ms Yingluck had fully cooperated with the junta.