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Thai court says ex-premier to stand trial over rice program

Thailand's top court says ex-prime minister to stand trial for negligence over rice subsidies

Thai court says ex-premier to stand trial over rice program

BANGKOK (AP) -- Thailand's top court says former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra will stand trial for negligence related to a money-losing rice subsidy program overseen by her ousted government.

The move is likely to deepen the country's long-running political crisis in the military-ruled nation.

Supreme Court judge Weerapol Tangsuwan said Thursday that a judicial panel studied documents provided by prosecutors from the Attorney General's office last month and found the case was within the court's jurisdiction.

Yingluck was ousted by a separate court decision shortly before the military staged a coup last May and seized power from her elected government.


Updated : 2021-09-22 21:51 GMT+08:00