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Thai PM Yingluck loses bid to delay hearing on negligence charges

Published on Mar 27, 2014 7:57 PM
 
Thailand's anti-corruption authorities rejected a request on Thursday, March 27, 2014, by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to extend a deadline to defend herself against negligence charges that could see her banned from politics. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

BANGKOK (AFP) - Thailand's anti-corruption authorities rejected a request on Thursday by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to extend a deadline to defend herself against negligence charges that could see her banned from politics.

Ms Yingluck has been summoned to appear before the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) by Monday.

Her legal team asked the panel for 45 more days to prepare its case, according to one of her lawyers, Mr Norrawit Larlaeng.

"They did not allow it because they said our reasons were not logical and we have had enough time already," he told AFP.

 
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