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Thai PM faces negligence charges

Updated: 2014-02-28 07:24
By Agencies in Bangkok, Thailand ( China Daily)

Thailand's anti-corruption agency weighed charges of negligence against Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Thursday as the leader of protests aimed at forcing her from power suggested a televised debate after weeks or refusing to talk.

The charges relate to a disastrous rice subsidy scheme that paid farmers above the market price and has run out of funds, adding to the government's woes as farmers - normally the prime minister's biggest supporters - demand their money.

More than 300 government supporters gathered outside the National Anti-Corruption Commission in north Bangkok where the charges were due to be discussed with Yingluck's lawyers, as riot police stood guard inside the complex.

Thai PM faces negligence charges

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