The Supreme Court of Thailand on May 19 banned former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra from travelling overseas on negligence charges.

The court also agreed with bail terms of nearly 900,000 USD during the first trial for the former PM.
At the trial, Yingluck denied all charges against her.

About 200 supporters gathered outside the court and shouted slogans supporting the former PM.
The next hearing is slated for July 21.

On March 19, the court accepted a criminal case against the former PM over a loss-ridden rice-subsidy scheme operated by her government.

If convicted for dereliction of duty, Yingluck could face ten years in jail.

Earlier in January, the legislature voted to impeach the ex-PM for her role in the rice subsidy programme, which incurred national budget losses and cost the country’s status as the world's leading rice exporter.
With this accusation, she was banned from politics for five years.-VNA