Originally aired on Channel NewsAsia on August 25, 2017
This has been quite a morning at the Supreme Court with quite a twist: Former Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra failed to show up at her own verdict reading, citing health issues. She faces charges for negligence of duty in her govt's handling of the rice-pledging scheme. The court has now issued an arrest warrant and postponed the verdict reading to September 27. At the time of recording and posting, her whereabouts are unknown but it is rumored that she has fled the country.