Is it the end for Thailand's Shinawatra dynasty?

Yingluck Shinawatra made history six years ago by becoming Thailand’s first female prime minister.

Now she is a fugitive – just like her brother, Thaksin, who was also prime minister – and wanted for corruption at home.

Yingluck was supposed to be in the Supreme Court on Friday to hear the verdict after a two-year long trial.

She faces 10 years in prison if convicted.

Why is Shinawatras who come from a political family dynasty so controversial in Thailand?

Presenter: Adrian Finighan


Kasit Promya – Former foreign minister of Thailand.

Verapat Pariyawong – Visiting scholar at SOAS University of London.

Sean Boonpracong – Former national security adviser to Yingluck Shinawatra’s government.

Source: Al Jazeera News