Decision day looms for ex-PM Yingluck

By Agencies in Bangkok ( China Daily ) Updated: 2015-01-23 07:38:17

Thailand's army-stacked parliament will vote in an impeachment hearing of ousted prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Friday, testing a fragile calm between the rural poor and the royalist establishment backed by the Bangkok middle class.

A guilty verdict on the charge of dereliction of duty could see Yingluck - who was removed from office for abuse of power in May, days before a military coup - banned from politics for five years.

Security near parliament was tight on Thursday, with about 100 soldiers and police officers stationed around the building. There were no visible protests.

Decision day looms for ex-PM Yingluck

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