Democrat urges Yingluck to quit over rice-pledging scheme

Breaking News January 17, 2014 00:00

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Democrat Party spokesman Chavanond Intarakomalyasut Friday called on caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to resign in a move to take responsibility for the alleged irregularities in the government's controversial rice-pledging scheme.

“She is losing the legitimacy to push for reforms. Who will listen to her? If she is sincere, she should step down. She can use this [NACC resolution] as an excuse [to resign] with her brother Thaksin,” he said. 
The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) on Thursday resolved to press charges against 15 people involved in the fake government-to-government rice deals claimed to have been signed by the government. The NACC also resolved to investigate Yingluck for alleged dereliction of duty that allowed corruption to plague the scheme.
The Nation


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