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Former Thai PM Yingluck proclaims innocence as rice scheme trial begins

By Tue, May 19, 2015 1:13PM UTC 0 Comment

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has entered a plea of not guilty at the start of a trial that could see her jailed for a decade....

Thai court says former PM Yingluck to stand trial over rice program

By Thu, Mar 19, 2015 12:26PM UTC 0 Comment

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's top court says former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra will stand trial for negligence related to a money-losing rice subsidy program overseen by her ousted government....

Thai prosecutors press criminal charges against ex-PM Yingluck

By Thu, Feb 19, 2015 4:52PM UTC 0 Comment

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's attorney general has pressed criminal charges against former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for negligence related to her government's money-losing rice subsidy scheme....

The impeachment of Yingluck Shinawatra: Worth the trouble for a show-trial?

By Fri, Jan 23, 2015 10:00AM UTC 0 Comment

When the so-called National Legislative Assembly (NLA) votes in secret today whether or not to impeach former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, former House speaker Somsak Kiatsuranont and former Senate speaker Nikhom Wairatpanich, the question will not so much be about their fates, but more about the implications of the verdicts that go beyond a possible ban from politics for five years....

Ousted Thai PM challenges rice subsidy impeachment case

By Thu, Jan 22, 2015 5:58PM UTC Comments Off

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has stoutly defended her government's money-losing rice subsidy program, seeking to stave off a legislative vote that could ban her from politics for five years....