Yingluck flees Thailand

Southeast Asia Globe - - Panorama -

For­mer Thai Prime Min­is­ter Yingluck Shi­nawa­tra fled Thailand af­ter fail­ing to ap­pear for sen­tenc­ing in

a high-pro­file neg­li­gence trial widely seen as po­lit­i­cally mo­ti­vated. Yingluck was fac­ing up to ten years in prison for pre­sid­ing over a heav­ily crit­i­cised

rice sub­sidy scheme dur­ing her time in of­fice.

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