Updated: 11/30/2012 00:10

Yingluck survives no-confidence vote



Yingluck survives no-confidence vote

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has survived a no-confidence vote orchestrated by her opponents in parliament. 

They had accused her of failing to crack down on graft. 

Ms Yingluck secured support even from outside her six-party coalition which commands about three-fifths of the seats in the lower house. 

She was accused by the main opposition Democrat Party of overseeing corruption -- particularly in a controversial government rice purchase scheme -- and of being the puppet of her brother and former Thai leader, Thaksin Shinawatra. 

To assess the outcome of the vote, we are now joined by Dr Pavin Chachavalpongpun, an Associate Professor at the Centre for Southeast Asian Studies at Kyoto University in Japan. 


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