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NACC rejects Yingluck's new delay plea

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The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NAAC) has turned down caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's request to extend the March 31 deadline for defending herself against charges of negligence of duty in the rice-pledging scheme by 45 days. 

“If the accused came to acknowledge the charges by herself and asked officers to clarify the accusations against her, she would understand the charges well,” NACC secretary-general Sansern Poljiak explained. 

“By not coming to hear the charges and not examining the evidence by herself, and assigning lawyers to do it instead, she cannot completely understand the facts and the provisions related to the clarification.  

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