The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) has rejected a request by caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's lawyer for more time to explain herself regarding a charge she faces over the government's handling of the rice-pledging scheme.
The prime minister must appear in person to testify to the NACC on Monday. She earlier sent her lawyer to acknowledge the charge on her behalf, NACC secretary-general Sansern Poljieak said.
Ms Yingluck has been charged by the NACC with neglecting to act against alleged irregularities in the rice scheme.
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