Former Thai PM banned from traveling abroad at start of trial




 
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May 19th, 2015  
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By Aukkarapon Niyomyat BANGKOK (Reuters) - Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was banned from traveling overseas on Tuesday at the start of her trial on negligence charges, the latest in a slew of cases her supporters say are part of an attempt to prolong the junta's grip on power. In a move likely to delay any return to democratic rule, the Thai cabinet agreed on Tuesday that a referendum should be held on a new constitution and the military's blueprint for restoring democracy. Yingluck was forced from office a year ago after Thailand's Constitutional Court found her guilty of abuse of power.




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