Thailand anti-graft body to probe assets of former PM YingluckBy AP News Jun 05, 2014 7:20PM UTC
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s anti-corruption agency says it will investigate the assets of former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and four members of her Cabinet involved in a controversial rice subsidy program.
The move by the National Anti-Corruption Commission follows a May 22 military coup that overthrew the elected government Yingluck had led. She was forced from office herself by a court ruling earlier in May that she had abused her authority in approving the transfer of a high-level civil servant.
Regimes that come to power through a coup usually seek to publicize alleged corruption by the governments they overthrew as a way of discrediting them and justifying their own takeover.