February 19, 2015
by Alexandra Farone
Thailand's attorney general filed criminal charges on Thursday against former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra over the country's controversial rice subsidy program. Yingluck, Thailand's first female prime minister, could be sentenced to 10 years in prison if found guilty of negligence. Under ...[read more]
January 23, 2015
by Laura DeGeer
Thailand's military-appointed legislature on Friday voted to impeach former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, banning her from office for five years for corruption in a scheme to subsidize rice farmers within the country. In addition to the impeachment, Yingluck is also facing up to 10 years in ...[read more]
January 9, 2015
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Thailand's legislature on Friday began an impeachment hearing against former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who is charged for her alleged role in a disastrous government rice subsidy scheme. The Thai military-appointed legislature is expected to vote on their verdict by the end of the ...[read more]
July 23, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej announced his support on Tuesday for an interim constitution that would grant extensive authority to the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), the military junta currently in power. King Bhumibol announced his endorsement during a routine royal news ...[read more]
July 18, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
Thailand's National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) on Thursday issued a unanimous recommendation to seek criminal charges against former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra for failing to end the government's rice subsidy program, which allegedly cost the nation billions of dollars. The rice ...[read more]
May 7, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
The Thai Constitutional Court on Tuesday ordered caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to step down for an alleged abuse of power relating to the transfer of a senior civil servant to another position in the government that occurred shortly after she took office in 2011. The decision also ...[read more]
April 2, 2014
by Peter Snyder
Thailand's Constitutional Court announced Wednesday that they will hear a case accusing Prime Minster Yingluck Shinawatra of misconduct for transferring her National Security Council chief to another position. The complaint, filed by opposition leaders, accuses Shinwatra of violating the ...[read more]
February 12, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Thailand's Constitutional Court on Wednesday rejected petitions filed by both the ruling and opposition parties accusing each other of attempting to overthrow the country's government during recent elections. The court cited insufficient grounds for either claim brought by Prime Minister Yingluck ...[read more]
February 4, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
Thailand's Democrat party, the country's main opposition political party, petitioned the Thai Constitutional Court Tuesday to annul the results of last week's national elections, alleging that the polls were unconstitutional. The petition also seeks the dissolution of the ruling party of Prime ...[read more]
December 12, 2013
by Peter Snyder
Former prime minister of Thailand and head of the opposition Democrat Party, Abhisit Vejjajiva, was formally charged Thursday with the murder of two individuals during the 2010 Thai military crackdown on anti-government protests. In 2010 the Red Shirt protesters, supporters of current PM Yingluck... ...[read more]

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