Analysts say such a stern punishment for all forms of graft was a further way for the ruling junta to control its opponents
Farmers are not included in the latest handout
Move may raise eyebrows outside Thailand
Analysts say suspicion would inevitably fall on enemies of the ruling junta and insurgents
The referendum was seen as a test of the popularity of the military government of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha
Budget airline apologises for pilot’s comments
Rivalry between former telecommunications tycoon and military-dominated establishment has been at the heart of a decade of fractious politics
Watana is being prosecuted under the country’s computer crimes law, which bans spreading false information digitally
Yingluck has denied any wrongdoing, saying the rice subsidy aimed to help poor farmers after decades of neglect
Yingluck Shinawatra (born 21 June 1967),nicknamed Pu is a Thai businesswoman and politician, a member of the Pheu Thai Party who became the 28th Prime Minister of Thailand following the 2011 general election.
Yingluck was Thailand's first female Prime Minister and its youngest in over 60 years. She vacated her office due to the dissolution of the House of Representatives on 9 December 2013.