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Thai former PM Yingluck to face trial for dereliction of duty over rice scheme

Thailand’s former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on January 15, 2015.  Reuters photo

By Thanaporn Promyamyai

Bangkok (AFP) – Thailand’s former premier Yingluck Shinawatra was Thursday ordered to stand trial on charges of negligence over a bungled rice subsidy scheme, in a case that could see her jailed for up to a decade. 650 more words

The Beauty of Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand: 9 December, 2014

Today, my last day in Thailand (and Asia) for the foreseeable future, as I was walking through San Kamphaeng, my favourite place in all of Thailand, it struck me how absolutely beautiful Thais are. 363 more words

Expat Life

Thailand's new constitution committee wants to ban junta members from power

BANGKOK — A panel appointed by Thailand’s military government to draft a new constitution has proposed a two-year political ban for junta members to prevent them “hogging power”, the chairman said on Thursday. 229 more words

Thailand junta pushes bill that restricts political demonstrations -- Military appointed parliament votes to approve

By Amy Sawitta Lefevre

BANGKOK Thu Feb 26, 2015 1:10am EST

(Reuters) – Thailand’s parliament voted overwhelmingly on Thursday in favor of a bill that restricts political demonstrations, something critics fear will be used to smother dissent after martial law is lifted. 437 more words

Thai Prosecutor Presses Criminal Charges Against Ex-Premier

The Associated Press

BANGKOK — Feb 19, 2015, 3:04 AM ET

Thailand’s attorney general on Thursday pressed criminal charges against former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for negligence related to her government’s money-losing rice subsidy program, a move likely to prolong conflicts in a divided nation plagued by political turmoil and coups. 290 more words

Thailand junta indicts Yingluck Shinawatra over rice subsidy scheme

Military-run government that ousted former prime minister lodges expected charges over $18bn programme

AFP

Yingluck Shinawatra pictured giving a traditional greeting at Thailand’s parliament in January. 551 more words

Vietnam, Thailand Look To India, Ecuador As Possible Suppliers of Shrimp During Shortage

Tom Seaman

Thai shrimp raw material prices are rising amid very short supply in the country’s low season, with at least one large packer turning to India for product to process, sources told… 1,552 more words