Thai anti-government protesters are threatening to "shut down" Bangkok on Jan 13th. On Tuesday they held a second "warm up" rally in the capital. They want PM Yingluck Shinawatra to step down.
Thailand's Supreme Court has sentenced Yingluck Shinawatra to five years in jail for criminal negligence in a rice subsidy program. The former prime minister was tried in absentia after fleeing the country.
The Supreme Court has issued an arrest warrant after ex-PM Yingluck Shinawatra failed to appear for the verdict in the case regarding her rice subsidy scheme. Thai media reports the politician fled to the Middle East.
The funeral for Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej marks the end of an era. A period of instability looms large over Thailand, with military generals running the country with an iron fist and political parties in disarray.
Ex-Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has told a court that the controversial rice subsidies helped boost the rural economy. She denies charges of failing to stem losses from the multibillion-dollar program.
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