Probe on Phitsanulok rice scandal
The Commerce Ministry sets up a committee to investigate the rice scandal in Phitsanulok, tasking it to complete the investigation within two weeks.
Deputy Commerce Minister Yanyong Phuangrach said on Tuesday that the committee will investigate the rice decaying and the damage. It will also find out if corruption was involved and who should be held responsible.
The report would be submitted to the sub-committee in charge of the rice-pledging scheme.
This follows a fire at a rice warehouse in Phitsanulok, which sparks doubt that the fire was set on purpose. It is one of the warehouses storing rice purchased under the rice-pledging scheme.