Thailand’s Yingluck to Face Criminal Charges Over Rice Program

January 23, 2015 3:56 AM

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Thailand’s Attorney General’s office announced it will file criminal charges against former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, raising the stakes hours before a junta-appointed legislature decides whether to impeach her.

While impeachment would result in Yingluck, whose government was ousted in a May coup, being banned from politics for five years, a criminal conviction could see her imprisoned.

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