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PM seeks more witnesses in rice case

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A lawyer for caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Wednesday said he will ask the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) to call in four more witnesses for the inquiry into whether she failed in her duty in overseeing the government's flagship rice-pledging scheme. 

The NACC resolved on Monday to hear testimony from only three of the 11 additional witnesses requested by Ms Yingluck in her defence of charges she was negligent in failing to stop corruption and losses in the programme.

The three are Niwatthamrong Bunsongphaisan, caretaker deputy prime minister and commerce minister; Yanyong Phuangrach, caretaker deputy commerce minister; and Kittiratt Na-Ranong, caretaker deputy prime minister and finance minister.

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