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Yingluck misses court appearance, arrest warrant issued

No-show prompts fevered speculation that Thailand's ex-PM may have joined her billionaire brother Thaksin in self-exile

If convicted for negligence over a flagship rice subsidy policy, Yingluck faces up to 10 years in prison and a life ban from politics.


THAI ex-prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra missed a court appearance in a negligence trial on Friday that could have seen her jailed, prompting the Supreme Court to issue an arrest warrant fearing she is a flight risk.

Thousands of supporters...