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.