Yingluck to face 60 questions in impeachment case

Yingluck to face 60 questions in impeachment case

The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) will pose 60 questions to former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Friday in her impeachment case related to her government's rice-pledging scheme.

The NLA's inquiry panel will pose these questions to find out the real costs incurred by the scheme, the reasons it continued despite such costs, and measures taken to prevent corruption. The NLA will also pose 23 questions to the National Anti-Corruption Committee (NACC) in relation to this case.

Meanwhile, former Parliament present Somsak Kiatsuranon and his deputy Nikom Wairatchapanich will also be questioned by the NLA tomorrow in relation to their alleged violation of the 2007 charter.

Questions will involve Somsak's behaviour while he chaired parliament sessions and also the constitutional amendments he oversaw. He will face nine questions, while Nikom will be asked 17. The NACC will also have to answer 35 questions in this case - 16 related to Nikom and 19 to Somsak.

Taweesak Suthakavatin, spokesman for the NLA inquiry panel, said yesterday that the order of proceedings would be categorised and would follow the sequence of each case by examining facts, legal content and opinions presented by the NLA.

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