Former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra and four of her ex-ministers involved in the controversial rice-pledging scheme are to have their assets scrutinized by the National Anti-Corruption Commission.
The scheme has been plagued with allegations of corruption - missing stockpiles, substandard produce and inferior grains mixed in with higher quality rice - to take advantage of the abnormally high pledging price offered by the Yingluck government. Complaints were also raised that lower standard rice from neighbouring countries was added to the government's burgeoning stockpiles.
Agricultural and commerce experts suggest the amount of money lost in the scheme is as high as 700 billion baht.
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