Yingluck Shinawatra

Yingluck Shinawatra

(yēng`lŭk` shĭ`näwät) 1967–, Thai business executive and political leader, first female prime minister of Thailand (2011–14), grad. Chiang Mai Univ. (B.A., 1988), Kentucky State Univ. (M.P.A., 1991). The youngest sister of Thaksin SinawatraThaksin Shinawatra
, 1949–, Thai business executive and political leader, b. Chiang Mai. Born into a wealthy merchant family, he went into the Thai police service in 1973 and continued his criminal-justice education in the United States.
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 and a member of one of Thailand's wealthiest families, she worked as an executive in several family companies. By 2009, however, she was regarded as a possible political successor to the exiled Thaksin, and in May, 2011, with Thaksin's support she became the lead candidate of the Phuea Thai party (For Thais party; PTP), a regrouping of pro-Thaksin politicians. Although a political novice, she proved an adept campaigner, and when the PTP won a majority in 2011, Yingluck became prime minister of a multiparty coalition government. In 2013 she became minister of defense as well. She was forced to resign as prime minister in 2014 after the constitutional court ruled her government was guilty of abuse of power in its 2011 transfer of the national security chief, and the military subsequently took power in a coup. Despite having been removed from office, she was impeached (2015) and banned from office for five years on charges relating to corruption in a subsidy program for rice farmers, and then fined (2016). She also was convicted (2017) of criminal negligence with respect to the program, but fled Thailand before the verdict.
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The preponderance of red T-shirts comes somewhat as a surprise as only a few years ago, wearing such an item symbolized support for the political movement of deposed ex-Premier Thaksin Shinawatra and of his sister Yingluck Shinawatra, both of whom now live in exile while the country is run by a military-led government.
Yingluck Shinawatra fled Thailand in August last year.
Selon l'agence d'information internationale Reuters, Yingluck Shinawatra, ex-Premiere ministre thailandaise a ete condamnee par contumace par laCour supremea cinq ans deprisonpour negligence dans la gestion d'un programme de subventions publiques a la riziculture.
TAP) - The leader of Thailand's military junta said on Thursday that Yingluck Shinawatra, the prime minister he ousted three years ago, was in Dubai, having fled there last month to avoid being jailed over a rice subsidy scheme that lost billions of dollars.
By: MENA LONDON - 26 Aug 2017: Former prime minister of Thailand Yingluck Shinawatra has fled to Dubai, senior members of her party said on Saturday, a day after she failed to show up for a negligence ruling in which she faced up to 10 years in prison.
Summary: Bangkok [Thailand], August 25 (ANI):The Supreme Court of Thailand has issued an arrest warrant against former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra after she failed to appear in court for a case related to a botched up rice-subsidy program.
FORMER Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra declared her innocence and asked for "kindness" from a court during her final statement in a criminal negligence trial that could land her in prison for 10 years if she is convicted.
by Bloomberg Former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra in Bangkok in this photograph taken on December 7, 2013.
A BUDGET airline in Thailand has apologised after three friends of a pilot joked in a group chat about crashing the plane he was going to fly with former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on board.
Earlier this year, the ruling military junta banned former PM Yingluck Shinawatra from the political stage for five years.
Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has pleaded not guilty in a brief hearing at the start of her trial on charges of negligence, reports BBC.
The turmoil started in November, 2013, when the then prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra sought to pass a legislation to grant amnesty to her brother and ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra whose government to overthrown in another military coup on September 19, 2006.