Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra speaks in parliament in Bangkok
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

Ousted Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra makes 'impassioned defence'

The former prime minister of Thailand is making a rare public appearance at the National Assembly in Bangkok to contest impeachment proceedings against her.

Yingluck Shinawatra, whose government was ousted by a coup last May, is facing accusations over the controversial subsidy to rice farmers she introduced while in office.

Jonathan Head reports from the parliament building in Bangkok.

  • 09 Jan 2015
  • From the section Asia
Go to next video: Thailand's military coup condemned