Thai Prime Minister Summoned by Anti-graft Panel

Supporters “Red Shirts” of Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra attend a gathering after shutting down the gates of the headquarters of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) in Bangkok on February 27, 2014. Thailand’s premier skipped an anti-corruption panel hearing on February 27 into negligence charges that could lead to her ousting, as her government turned to the UN for help resolving a deadly political crisis.

In Thailand, the anti-corruption commission summoned Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to hear charges of negligence. The charges stem from the government rice subsidy programme. On Thursday her supporters blocked access and chain-locked one of the gates to the agency’s headquarters. So the Prime Minister’s legal representatives met commission members elsewhere. CCTV’s Martin Lowe joins us from Bangkok.

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