January 10, 2018 8:20 am
Yingluck, whose government was ousted in a 2014 coup, was sentenced in absentia to five years in prison on September 27 for negligence in instituting a money-losing rice subsidy program
August 26, 2017 9:48 am
Sources close to the Shinawatra family on Friday said Yingluck had fled the country ahead of the verdict. Overthrown in 2014, Yingluck had faced up to 10 years in prison if found guilty.
August 02, 2017 10:48 am
The charges allege they authorized police to use force to clear protesters who had blockaded the National Assembly building. A pitched battle erupted, injuring several hundred people and causing two deaths.
August 01, 2017 12:16 pm
Yingluck argued the rice scheme, which backfired costing Thailand $8 billion, benefited average Thais. The scheme appealed to agricultural voters, who make up nearly 40 percent of the labour force, and are the backbone of Yingluck's party.
August 01, 2017 10:37 am
Yingluck's supporters believe she is being persecuted by opponents of her brother, former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who was ousted in a 2006 coup. Yingluck was banned from political office for five years after the national assembly impeached her.
July 21, 2017 2:28 pm
Yingluck who entered the final day of hearing in a trial on charges of negligence in overseeing rice subsidy scheme is still popular among her supporters in Thailand. Shinawatra says that the trial is politically motivated and aims at discrediting her policies.
December 26, 2015 12:00 am
Yingluck filed a criminal case at the court to counter-sue Thailand's AG over the handling of her prosecution in connection with a subsidy scheme for rice farmers, which ran up huge losses.
May 19, 2015 3:00 pm
The Cabinet and the National Council for Peace and Order, the junta's official name, agreed at a meeting Tuesday to hold the referendum, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha told reporters.
March 19, 2015 2:20 pm
Yingluck was banned from politics for five years in January after a military-backed legislature found her guilty of corruption.
May 27, 2014 12:43 am
Do not criticize, create problems. It’s no use: Army chief.