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Pheu Thai to ask NACC to probe Abhisit over rice price-guaranteeing scheme Tuesday

Pheu Thai spokesman Prompong Nopparit said Monday that he would file a complaint with the National Anti-Corruption Commission seeking a probe against former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva over the rice price-guaranteeing scheme.

Prompong said the scheme implemented by the Abhisit government cause damage worth Bt166 billion.

He said the Office of the Auditor General warned the Abhisit government on November 15 2010 of possible corruption in the price-guaranteeing scheme. Prompong alleged that the number of farmers under the scheme was exaggerated to siphon the money.

Prompong said the Pheu Thai asked the NACC to probe the scheme in 2011 but the NACC declined to proceed with the investigation.

He said he would ask the NACC again at 1 pm Tuesday to probe Abhisit over the scheme.

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