Thai legislature votes to impeach ex-PM Yingluck Shinawatra over money-losing rice scheme

January 23, 2015 4:30 AM

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Thai legislature votes to impeach ex-PM Yingluck Shinawatra over money-losing rice scheme

Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, center, receives flowers from her supporters as she leaves parliament in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. Thailand's military-appointed legislature is set to vote on impeachment against Yingluck over a government's rice subsidy scheme on Friday. AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit) (The Associated Press)

BANGKOK – Thailand's military-appointed legislature has voted to impeach former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for her role in overseeing a government rice subsidy program that lost billions of dollars.

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