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PM dodges rice graft charges

NACC unlikely to push for action before poll

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The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) is unlikely to conclude whether caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra will be charged in the rice-pledging corruption case before the Feb 2 general election. 

More than 200 rice farmers in Kamphaeng Phet are blocking the Asian Highway, joining similar protests in several other provinces to put pressure on the government to speed up overdue rice-pledging scheme payments. TAWATCHAI KHEMGUMNERD

The NACC said its panel looking into the matter had not obtained sufficient evidence to decide on Ms Yingluck's fate, though the investigation had made progress.

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