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  1. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Former Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra returns home as legal threat lingers

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:12pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Bangkok Prosecutors weigh pressing case against the former PM for mismanaging rice-buying scheme Former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra has returned home from a trip ... the case within 30 days. Yingluck was granted permission by the military junta to go to Europe to attend the birthday party of her brother, former premier Thaksin Shinawatra, who has lived ...

  2. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai ruling junta issues permit for ex-PM Yingluck Shinawatra to travel abroad

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 12:46pm by Agence France-Presse in Bangkok

    ... profile' Junta will let Yingluck leave Thailand Thailand's junta has given permission to ousted prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra to leave the country for the first time since a May 22 coup. Yingluck is expected to travel to Paris next week to attend the 65th birthday party of her elder brother, the fugitive ex-prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Her request was approved because she has ...

  3. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand appoints caretaker PM as Yingluck Shinawatra removed from office

    Posted May 06th 2014, 01:57pm by AFP

    ... Yingluck Shinawatra and several of her ministers for abuse of power on Wednesday, a ruling that threatens to unleash a new wave of political unrest. The cabinet swiftly appointed a deputy premier – Niwattumrong Boonsongpaisan – as her replacement, as the ruling party struggled to regain its footing after the judicial blow. Watch: Court removes Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra from office The court, ...

  4. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand's deposed premier Yingluck Shinawatra faces 5-year ban from politics

    Posted May 08th 2014, 05:53pm by AFP

    ... Ousted Yingluck indicted over rice subsidy scheme Thailand’s deposed premier Yingluck Shinawatra faces a possible five-year ban from politics after anti-graft officials ruled Thursday that she ... could see her given a jail term. Her billionaire elder brother Thaksin Shinawatra, lives overseas to avoid a prison sentence for corruption that he contends was politically motivated in the wake ...

  5. News - Asia - THAILAND: ANALYSIS

    Thai leader Yingluck Shinawatra was more than just her brother’s clone

    Posted May 07th 2014, 10:31pm by AFP

    ... Agencies in Bangkok Yingluck Shinawatra was derided by her foes, but she showed that she was much more than a mere clone of her brother Thaksin 'Stooge' who was resilient in a crisis Ultimately undone by Thailand's courts, Yingluck Shinawatra laboured under claims she was a stooge for her exiled brother. Yet the kingdom's first female prime minister also ...

  6. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai 'red shirts' mass in Bangkok to back Yingluck Shinawatra

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 04:34pm by AFP

    ... in Bangkok to back Yingluck Thousands of Thai pro-government "red shirts" massed yesterday in a show of support for Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, warning that they would resist ... people were killed and hundreds wounded. Thailand has been rocked by years of sometimes bloody street protests by supporters and opponents of fugitive former premier Thaksin Shinawatra ...

  7. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra faces rice-subsidy hearing after Senate vote

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 07:18pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Bangkok Balance of power in Thailand's Senate at stake in vote that could decide the fate of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Yingluck faces rice-subsidy hearing after Senate poll Thais voted yesterday for half of the country's 150-seat Senate in a key test for Yingluck Shinawatra's troubled government. The prime minister is due to defend herself ...

  8. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Embattled Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra misses graft hearing

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 11:47am by AFP

    ... to the UN for help resolving a deadly political crisis. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is fighting for her political survival as pressure mounts on several fronts – in mass protests ... she would be ready to talk if protesters agree to end their rallies. Justice or judicial coup? The premier’s opponents accuse the Shinawatra family of plundering the public coffers to win ...

  9. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai corruption body files charges against PM Yingluck Shinawatra over rice scheme

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 04:24pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra will be charged with neglect of duty over a rice farm subsidy scheme and could be removed from office if found ... say she is a puppet for her elder brother Thaksin Shinawatra, a billionaire tycoon-turned-premier who was ousted by the military in a coup in 2006 and later fled overseas to avoid jail ...




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