Thai court to rule on runaway ex-PM Yingluck in absentia

Thai court to rule on runaway ex-PM Yingluck in absentiaThailand’s top court will deliver a verdict Wednesday on whether former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra is guilty of negligence — but the fugitive politician will almost certainly be a no-show, having yet to publicly emerge since she fled the kingdom last month. Yingluck, whose elected government was toppled in a 2014 coup, faces up to a decade in jail for negligence over a rice policy. The Supreme Court ruling was supposed to be read on August 25, but the 50-year-old threw the court a curveball when she failed to show up, stunning thousands of supporters who had gathered outside.



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