In an open letter to Ms Yingluck, Mr Juti demanded she reveal the profit and loss accounts of the rice-pledging scheme as well as official rice stock figures and packed rice for retail sales, saying taxpayers have the right to know.
He also wanted her to announce the actual rice export figures and accused the Yingluck-led administration of being Thailand’s first government to cover up the records. He said it was the reason the country was losing its rice-exporting leadership of 39 years.
Mr Juti said the public had seen Ms Yingluck’s insincerity and her lack of credibility in the past two years in office. She had promised not to push for an amnesty bill nor work for her brother Thaksin, while she also pledged to curb the cost of living and suppress corruption, but failed to keep her promises.
If Ms Yingluck wanted the people to believe her or wanted another chance from them, he said, the caretaker premier must prove her sincerity by doing something easy that is within her power to decide. Responding to the demands would be Ms Yingluck’s first step in reforming the country and creating good governance, he added.
“This is the easiest thing for the [caretaker] premier to do. The reform issue is so much more difficult. If [you] can’t do such an easy thing, or won’t do it, then you cannot do difficult tasks,” Mr Juti said.