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The Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Political Office Holders yesterday gave former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra more time to provide a list of witnesses and evidence in relation to the negligence charge against her over her government’s controversial rice-pledging scheme.
Yingluck submitted a request to the court, seeking extension of the date for the submission of her written testimony. The court has set August 31 as the new date, after twice adjourning it from July 21 and July 28.
The court has commenced a trial against former commerce minister Boonsong Teriyapirom and 20 others for violating the Price Collusion Act of 1999, articles 151 and 157 of the Criminal Code, and the Anti-Corruption Act in relation to a government-to-government deal involving the rice-pledging scheme.
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