Beleaguered Thai PM defends herself against rice charges
Published on Mar 31, 2014 4:18 PM
BANGKOK (REUTERS) - Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Monday showed up to defend herself against charges linked to a ruinous government rice pledging scheme that could lead to her removal from office.
The charges were brought against her by the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC). Should the commission forward the case to the Senate for possible impeachment, Ms Yingluck would be suspended from official duties.
It was unclear when such a decision would be made, but it could take weeks.
Ms Yingluck arrived at the anti-graft commission's headquarters to defend herself, following earlier speculation that she might send lawyers to represent her instead.
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