Former Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra: Facts to know about her

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Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has pleaded not guilty as trial against her begins in connection with dereliction-of-duty case. Below are the facts needs to be known about her

  • Yingluck Shinawatra was born in Chiang Mai Province into a wealthy family of Hakka Chinese descent on June 21, 1967.
Ex-Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra profile
  • Yingluck Shinawatra became Thailand's first female and 28th prime minister after 2011 general election. She led the Pheu Thai party to victory in the election.
  • She remained in the post for nearly three years.
  • Constitutional Court forced her to step down in early May 2014 after finding her guilty of abusing her power.
  • Before moving into politics she was a businesswoman. 
  • On 23 May 2014 Yingluck was arrested along with former cabinet ministers and political leaders of all parties, in the wake of a military coup which occurred the previous day.
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