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

By Fri, Jan 23, 2015 10:00AM UTC Comments Off Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Pic: AP.

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 Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Pic: AP.

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....

Thailand begins impeachment hearing of ousted PM

By Fri, Jan 09, 2015 9:32AM UTC Comments Off Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Pic: AP.

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's military-appointed legislature is preparing to start an impeachment hearing against former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in connection with her ousted government's rice subsidy scheme....

The curious case of Yingluck Shinawatra’s Bangkok Post (non-)interview

By Thu, Nov 27, 2014 8:51AM UTC Comments Off Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawa

On Monday, the 'Bangkok Post' ran what was touted as the "first interview" given by former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra since the military coup of May 22, 2014, which ousted her government after nearly six months of anti-government protests and thus a manufactured political deadlock. ...

Thailand: Yingluck escapes prosecution over rice scheme… for now

By Fri, Sep 05, 2014 12:09PM UTC Comments Off Former Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Pic: AP.

Thailand’s Office of the Attorney General (OAG) said Thursday that there is not enough evidence to indict former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for dereliction of duty relating to Thailand’s botched rice pledging scheme. ...

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