Former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has been impeached by the National Legislative Assembly (NLA), a body whose members were handpicked by the Thai military junta after the 22 May 2014 coup that ousted Yingluck’s elected government.
190 members of the 220-member NLA voted in favor of impeaching Yingluck this morning for allegedly failing to stop corruption in her administration’s rice-pledging scheme.
Source: Khaosod English
Legitimacy of decisions is flawed. After all, there’s no democracy in Thailand not to mention that the land of smiles is still under martial law.
— Khaosod English (@KhaosodEnglish) January 23, 2015
Its official now. Yingluck has been the impeached. Banned from political office for 5 years.
— bangkokpundit (@bangkokpundit) January 23, 2015
Former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra has been banned from politics for five years, re-igniting political tensions in Thailand. — Thomas Fuller (@thomasfullerNYT) January 23, 2015
— Tony Jordan (@tonygjordan) January 23, 2015
— Saksith Saiyasombut (@Saksith) January 23, 2015