Thailand's National Anti-Corruption Commission has decided to set up a committee to investigate the assets of former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and several former ministers involved in a controversial rice-pledging scheme.

The committee aims to find out whether Yingluck and the former ministers had accumulated unusual wealth from handling the rice- pledging scheme, according to the Bangkok Post.

The individuals to be investigated include former commerce ministers Niwattumrong Boonsongpaisan and Boonsong Teriyapirom, and two former deputy commerce ministers Yanyong Phuangrach and Phum Sarapol.

The former members of the Yingluck cabinet were asked to declare their assets and liabilities to the commission on June 5 and June 20.

Results of the asset declaration are expected to be announced in early July, said the commission.-VNA