- September 27, 2017
- Posted by: Godwin Elijah
- Category: International
Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has been found guilty of criminal negligence and sentenced in absentia to five years in prison.
The Supreme Court convicted her of mishandling a rice subsidy scheme which allegedly cost Thailand at least $8billion dollars.
Ousted in 2014, weeks before a military coup, and later impeached, Yingluck denies all charges and fled before the verdict, reportedly to Dubai.