Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra speaks in parliament in Bangkok
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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
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