John Keane | What Yingluck Shinawatra’s Impeachment Means for Thailand
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What Yingluck Shinawatra’s Impeachment Means for Thailand

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27 January 2015

yingluckLate last week saw the impeachment of former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

Yingluck was given a five year ban from politics, and could face up to ten years jail time, after being found guilty of negligence and corruption in her role in the previous government’s rice subsidy scheme.

In May last year the former prime minister was ousted in a military coup, after coming to power in a landslide election in 2011. The coup was met with protests and confrontation across the nation. Yingluck’s brother, former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, was also ousted by the military in a 2006 coup, and remains in self imposed exile in Dubai.

Program host Daniel Healion was joined on the line by John Keane, Professor of Politics at Sydney University, to discuss the complicated Thai political situation.

Producer: Harriet McInerney

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First published on 2ser 107.3