Ousted Thai Leader Fires Back at Junta After $1 Billion FineBy and
Yingluck faces penalty for 2012-2013 rice-purchase programs
Fine amounts to about 20% of program’s costs to government
Former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra called for fairness and said Thailand’s military junta should treat her the same way the generals treat their allies accused of wrongdoing, after a state-appointed committee recommended she pay a 35 billion baht ($1 billion) fine.
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