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Thailand Authorities to Investigate Rice Program for Corruption

Thai authorities said they will start a corruption investigation into a government subsidy program for rice farmers, in the latest setback for embattled Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. The country's anti-corruption agency on Thursday announced the move. It was welcomed by Thai opposition protesters who have staged days of anti-government demonstrations in Bangkok calling for Yingluck to step down. Under the program, the government purchased rice from Thai farmers for above...

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