Ousted Thai Leader Fires Back at Junta After $1 Billion Fine

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  • Yingluck faces penalty for 2012-2013 rice-purchase programs
  • Fine amounts to about 20% of program’s costs to government

Yingluck Shinawatra, Thailand's former prime minister.

Photographer: Dario Pignatelli/Bloomberg

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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