In a secret vote, Thailand’s military-stacked parliament has impeached former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra from politics and proceeded with criminal charges that could lead to her serving 10 years in jail. She was impeached for her corruption in a scheme she oversaw to subsidize rice farmers.
Knowledge is Wealth
- Thailand was formerly known as Siam. It’s capital is Bangtok. It’s Currency is Baht.
- On 20 May 2014, the Thai army declared martial law and after two days, the army took control of the country and suspend the country’s constitution.
- Former Thai Army Office Prayut Chan-o-cha is the current Prime Minister of Thailand.
- Yingluck was the first Female Prime Minister of Thailand.