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Prosecutors urged to forsake Yingluck

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Anti-government protest co-leader Taworn Senneum has appealed to public prosecutors not to help defend caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and officials during any court trial concerning graft in the rice-pledging scheme. 

Rice farmers from Na Pho, Muang and Prakhon Chai districts of Buri Ram gather at the provincial office of the Lawyers Council of Thailand yesterday to ask it to help sue caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, ministers and officials for delayed payments under the ricepledging scheme. Surachai Piragsa

Mr Taworn said Ms Yingluck and her allies are being probed over alleged corruption in the scheme and they may ask public prosecutors to help defend them.

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