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Yingluck banned from politics, faces criminal charges

If found guilty of negligence in a rice- buying plan, she faces up to 10 years in jail

IN HOT WATER: Yingluck after facing impeachment proceedings by the military-stacked National Legislative Assembly (NLA) at the parliament in Bangkok on Thursday. She did not appear at the NLA on Friday.


THAI authorities dealt a double blow to ousted prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her powerful family on Friday, banning her from politics for five years and proceeding with criminal charges for negligence that could put her in jail.

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