The committee for the examination of Yingluck Shinawatra's assets has submitted a list of 12 bank accounts of the former prime minister to the Legal Execution Department as part of the process to seize her assets under an administrative order, Finance Ministry permanent secretary Somchai Sajjapong said on Monday.

Ms Yingluck has been ordered by a government committee to pay 35.1 billion baht in damages allegedly incurred by her rice-pledging scheme.

Mr Somchai said the list of the 12 bank accounts of Ms Yingluck was sent to the Legal Execution Department two weeks ago, but declined to disclose the amounts in them.

It is the responsibility of the Legal Executiion Department to to proceed with the seizure of her assets. The Finance Ministry is responsible only for conduct the examination of the assets, he said.

The Supreme Court's Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions on Friday (July 21) examined the last three defence witnesses in the rice-pledging scheme case against Ms Yingluck. The ruling on this case has been scheduled for Aug 25.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

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