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Yingluck evades rice rap

OAG wants firmer case before going to court

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Public prosecutors refused on Thursday to accept a recommendation by the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) to indict ex-premier Yingluck Shinawatra for dereliction of duty in failing to deal with corruption and losses in the rice-pledging scheme.  

Instead, the Office of the Attorney-General (OAG) called for a joint panel with the NACC to re-investigate the case, saying there was not yet enough evidence to take the former prime minister to court.

OAG spokesman Wanchai Rujanawong said a subcommittee chaired by deputy attorney-general Wuthipong Wibulpong studied the NACC's investigation report and found it incomplete on three points.

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