Ousted Thai PM Yingluck faces political ban in assembly vote

January 23, 2015 12:59 AM

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Ousted Thai PM Yingluck faces political ban in assembly vote

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's military-stacked legislature will decide the political fate of ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra when it rules on Friday whether she was negligent in her oversight of a costly government rice subsidy program.

A guilty verdict could be divisive in a country still tense after a coup in May that toppled the remains of Yingluck's government and ended months of protests on the streets of Bangkok against her administration.

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