Thai former PM Yingluck gets five-year jail tenure for negligence


BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand’s suspended former primary apportion Yingluck Shinawatra was handed a five-year jail judgment on Wednesday after a country’s top justice found her guilty of loosening in a supervision of a rice funding scheme.

Yingluck was due to hear a outcome on Aug. 25, though unsuccessful to uncover up, startling hundreds of supporters who had collected during a court.

Aides pronounced she had fled Thailand, fearing a oppressive sentence. Last month, Reuters reported that she had transient to Dubai, where her brother, former primary apportion Thaksin Shinawatra, owns a home.

Yingluck, who swept to energy in a 2011 ubiquitous election, introduced a rice funding intrigue that valid extravagantly renouned with farmers though that a troops supervision says caused billions of dollars in losses.

Her supervision was suspended by a troops in 2014.

Reporting by Aukkarapon Niyomyat; Writing by Amy Sawitta Lefevre; Editing by Clarence Fernandez


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