National Legislative Assembly members vote on impeaching
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Thai parliament bans ex-pm from office for five years

Thailand's legislators have voted to impeach former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra and ban her from politics for five years.

The move relates to her involvement in a controversial rice subsidy scheme.

Earlier on Friday, the attorney general also announced that Ms Yingluck, who was ousted in a coup last year, would face criminal charges over her role in the scheme.

Jonathan Head reports.

  • 23 Jan 2015
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