Anupong orders inquiry into Yingluck 'moral support'

Interior Minister Anupong Paojinda has ordered a probe into an allegation that local administration budgets were used for travel expenses for transporting people from several provinces to give 'moral support' to Yingluck Shinawatra in Bangkok.

The issue was floated by the Office of the Auditor-General (OAG), which earlier said it found that the budgets of several local administration organisations were used to cover travel expenses in transporting residents to Bangkok to give the former prime minister support when she recently delivered a closing statement at the Supreme Court's Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions.

Auditor-General Pisit Leelavachiropas earlier said his office had sent a letter to the Interior and Defence ministries urging them to review the use of local administration organisations' budgets.

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