Published On: Tue, Feb 10th,

Thai Military Govt Denies Former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra

Thailand: Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, has been denied permission to travel overseas in order to ensure that she is in the country to face the criminal allegation brought against her by the current military government.

Thai authorities have recently brought charges against the former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. The ousted Prime Minister has been banned from the office for five years and now is stopped from travelling overseas as well, in order to ensure that she remains in the country to face the criminal charges brought against her. There is a possibility that the Former Prime Minister may face jail if proven guilty.

The military toppled the Shinawatra’s government last May, ending the month long protests and demonstration that started in the country against the government of Shinawatra. Yingluck Shinawatra has been banned from the office and is being impeached by military appointed legislature. Yingluck has criminal charges against her for involvement in a state rice buying scheme which cost billions of dollars to Thailand.

Yingluck vowed to fight the charges.”Thai democracy has died along with the rule of law,” she said in a statement posted on her Facebook page.

On the other hand no sign of protest was seen on the busy streets of capital, as the residents complied with the ban on public gathering by Junta.

The security around the parliament building was much tightened, where army appointed legislature voted Yingluck to be guilty in a separate impeachment case, for costing billions of dollars to Thailand government. The retroactive impeachment at the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) carries a five-year ban from politics.

On the other hand Yingluck in her defense said that she introduced rice purchasing program in order to boost incomes in rural areas of the country.

She further questioned that how she can be impeached as she is no longer in the office. Yingluck further stated that she would continue to fight to prove her innocence and will work for the restoration of democracy in Thailand.