Is it the end for Thailand’s Shinawatra dynasty? – Inside Story


Yingluck Shinawatra made history six years ago by becoming Thailand’s first female prime minister.

Now she is a fugitive – just like her brother, Thaksin, who was also prime minister – and wanted for corruption at home.

Yingluck was supposed to be in the Supreme Court on Friday to hear the verdict after a two-year long trial.

She faces 10 years in prison if convicted.

Why is Yingluck, who comes from a political dynasty, so controversial in Thailand?

Presenter: Adrian Finighan


Kasit Promya – Former Foreign Minister of Thailand

Verapat Pariyawong – Visiting scholar at SOAS University of London

Sean Boonpracong – Former National Security Adviser to Yingluck Shinawatra’s government
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