Thai supreme court to verdict on former PM Yingluck's case in absentia

Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/9/27 11:40:06

Thai supreme court said on Wednesday morning that judges are going to verdict on former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's case in absentia at around 11 a.m. local time.

The first female leader of Thailand is charged with negligence in her rice-subsidy scheme, during which her government purchase rice from farmers in a price higher than market price then.

Thai authorities said there was corruption in the rice-subsidy scheme and it caused huge loss to the kingdom.

Yingluck could face a jail sentence of up to 10 years if found guilty.

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