Yingluck's lawyer lodges complaint against NACC

A lawyer of former PM Yingluck Shinawatra yesterday filed a complaint with the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC), objecting to the graft agency's decision to not allow three witnesses to give testimony and for not checking stocks of 2.977 million tonnes of rice.

Lawyer Norawit Lalaeng said Yingluck would like the three witnesses she had earlier requested to testify because they were officials who had directly handled the 2.977 million tonnes of rice stocks.

He said Yingluck wanted the stocks in question to be checked to settle differences between the Finance Ministry's Post-Audit Committee on the Rice Pledging Scheme and the Marketing Organisation for Farmers over the pledged rice.

The lawyer objected to the post-audit committee's appraisal, which degraded the value of rice by 20 per cent.

He said the evaluation should be in accordance with the intrinsic value of the degraded rice.

The lawyer also objected to the evaluation of loss incurred from the rice-pledging scheme, as there was a disparity of Bt100 billion with the figure provided by Fiscal Policy Office director-general Somchai Sujjapongse.