Write on Thursday, 19 February 2015 Published in Regional
Thailand's former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra (C) speaks to members of the media as she arrives to answer questions to the National Legislative Assembly during impeachment proceedings against her at Parliament House in Bangkok, Thailand, January 22, 2015. Photo: Narong Sangnak/EPA
Thailand's former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra (C) speaks to members of the media as she arrives to answer questions to the National Legislative Assembly during impeachment proceedings against her at Parliament House in Bangkok, Thailand, January 22, 2015. Photo: Narong Sangnak/EPA

Former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra is to be indicted on criminal charges stemming from her government's rice subsidy scheme, the Thai Office of the Attorney General said February 19.

Write on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 Published in Regional
US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Mr Daniel Russel met Yingluck in Thailand on January 26, 2015. Photo: EAP Bureau via Twitter
US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Mr Daniel Russel (second right) met former Thai prime minister Ms Yingluck Shinawatra (C) in Thailand on January 26, 2015. Photo: EAP Bureau via Twitter

BANGKOK (AFP) - A top US diplomat on January 26 said Ms Yingluck Shinawatra's impeachment could be perceived as "politically driven" after meeting the former premier in Bangkok as the most senior Washington official to visit Thailand since the coup.

Write on Friday, 23 January 2015 Published in Regional
Members of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) cast their vote on the impeachment proceedings against former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra at Parliament House in Bangkok, Thailand, 23 January 2015. Photo: EPA/NARONG SANGNAK
Members of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) cast their vote on the impeachment proceedings against former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra at Parliament House in Bangkok, Thailand, 23 January 2015. Photo: EPA/NARONG SANGNAK

BANGKOK (AFP) - Embattled former Thai prime minister Ms Yingluck Shinawatra condemned a January 23 decision by the junta-stacked parliament to impeach her over her administration's controversial rice subsidy scheme as the end of democracy in the kingdom.

Write on Thursday, 22 January 2015 Published in Regional
Former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra (R) answers to the questions of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) during impeachment proceedings against her, at Parliament House in Bangkok, Thailand, 22 January 2015. Photo: EPA/NARONG SANGNAK
Former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra (R) answers to the questions of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) during impeachment proceedings against her, at Parliament House in Bangkok, Thailand, 22 January 2015. Photo: EPA/NARONG SANGNAK

BANGKOK (AFP) - Ousted Thai premier Ms Yingluck Shinawatra attacked impeachment proceedings on January 22 against her ahead of a crunch vote that could see her banned from politics for five years and deepen the country's bitter divide.

Write on Saturday, 17 January 2015 Published in Regional
Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra (L) leave after prays for the health and a swift recovery for King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, 06 October 2014. EPA/NARONG SANGNAK
Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra (L) leave after prays for the health and a swift recovery for King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, 06 October 2014. EPA/NARONG SANGNAK

BANGKOK (AFP) - A Thai anti-graft official said ousted prime minister Ms Yingluck Shinawatra must face a "political punishment" for a costly rice subsidy scheme, as calls for her impeachment gathered steam on January 16.

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