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PM seeks 45-day delay on rice charges

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Lawyers for caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Wednesday asked the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) for another 45 days to study rice-pledging graft charges against the premier, who is due to testify before the agency this Friday. 

Lawyer Norawit Lalaeng said Ms Yingluck's legal team had only managed to copy documents relating to the investigation at the NACC office in Nonthaburi on Tuesday, leaving them just two days to mount a defence.

Mr Norawit also claimed the 49-page report does not contain full details of allegations against Ms Yingluck, relating to rice corruption at all levels of government, the distortion of rice market mechanisms or irregularities in rice storage expenses. 

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