According to the Bangkok Post, it has been indicated that the Thailand’s Commerce Ministry has confirmed that there was no loss of rice stocks under the previous government’s rice pledging scheme as testified by an auditor to the court. The Ministry has noted that the difference in figures had occurred due to incorrect bookkeeping method used. Further, it has been stated that the weight of the rice sacks had not been accounted for by the auditor.
Moreover, in this matter, it has also been narrated that a rice-pledging scheme investigation panel seeking financial compensation from ex-premier Yingluck Shinawatra who has submitted its findings to the government separately. The panel has also found that the former Premier had committed dereliction of duty in overseeing the implementation of the scheme. However, it has been stated that the scheme itself did not cause any damage to the state.