NACC set to impeach PM

Breaking News January 27, 2014 00:00

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THE NATIONAL Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) will Tuesday seek to fast-track impeachment proceedings against caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on charges of dereliction of duty over the rice-pledging scheme.



NACC member Vicha Mahakun said the commission could expedite the case to less than two months. 
He said Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva had earlier filed a lawsuit on the same charge seeking Yingluck’s impeachment and that the NACC had decided to take it up and work on it in parallel. He added that addressing the issue as a criminal case would take a lot longer. 
He said the impeachment case against Yingluck was similar to the one filed against 308 MPs and senators as it involved charges of abuse of authority and corruption. The panel investigating the case will Tuesday seek NACC’s approval to appoint a new committee comprised of all NACC members to decide on the impeachment. 
The Nation

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