Thailand’s High Court is set to deliver its verdict on Former PM Yingluck Shinatrawa on charges of negligence over a rice subsidy scheme.

The programme cost the Thai government billions of dollars in losses.
Ms Yingluck, who became Thailand’s first female Prime Minister in 2011, has denied wrongdoing. If found guilty, she faces up to 10 years in prison and a lifetime ban from politics.

She was impeached in 2015 for corruption in the rice scheme.

The impeachment, which came months after she had stepped down, and the court case were initiated by an army-backed legislature.

But she remains popular. Hundreds of her supporters have turned up outside the Supreme Court in Bangkok ahead of the verdict, amid a heavy police presence.

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