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Yingluck verdict to be delivered August 25

Jul 21. 2017
Yingluck Shinawatra
Yingluck Shinawatra
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By The Nation

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The verdict in the criminal case against former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra will be delivered on August 25, the Supreme Court announced on Friday.

Yingluck has been accused of negligence in preventing corruption and irregularities in the controversial scheme. If found guilty, she could face a heavy fine and a jail term up to 10 years. 

 Friday was the final hearing in her case in the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Political Office Holders. 

 The date is the same day as the verdict will be delivered in another case related to the controversial rice-pledging scheme. Boonsong Teruyapirom, former Commerce Minister, and 27 others have been charged with malfeasance or condoning irregularity in the alleged bogus government-to-government deals to sell 6.2 million tonnes of rice, worth more than Bt20 billion, to China. 

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