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Ex-Thailand PM Shinawatra fails to appear at High Court to answer charges

Ms Yingluck failed to appear at the Supreme Court in Bangkok on Friday for the verdict on charges of negligence. The court issued an arrest warrant for her.

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Ex-Thailand PM Shinawatra fails to appear at High Court to answer charges

Ms Yingluck failed to appear at the Supreme Court in Bangkok on Friday for the verdict on charges of negligence. The court issued an arrest warrant for her.

25 August 2017 Friday 14:19
Ex-Thailand PM Shinawatra fails to appear at High Court to answer charges

By Azania Post Reporter and News Agencies

FORMER Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has fall short to appear at Supreme Court in Bangkok to answer charges on rice subsidy, sources have said.

It is said the PM has fled abroad, she made the decision to leave unexpectedly, shortly before the verdict was due in Bangkok.

Ms Yingluck failed to appear at the Supreme Court in Bangkok on Friday for the verdict on charges of negligence. The court issued an arrest warrant for her and confiscated her bail.

Her lawyers told the court she had been unable to attend because she was ill. But the court rejected this and delayed the verdict to 27 September.

Ms Yingluck has denied any wrongdoing in the scheme which cost Thailand billions of dollars. If found guilty, she could be jailed for up to 10 years and permanently banned from politics.

Azania Post

Updated: 25.08.2017 14:24
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