Court issues Yingluck arrest warrant after she fails to show up

The Supreme Court's Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions today issued warrant for the arrest of ex-premier Yingluck Shinawatra after she failed to appear in the court to hear her judgement on the rice pledging scheme.

She failed to arrive to hear the verdict which the court scheduled to announce at 9.00 am.

But until 10.00am she still didn't arrive, prompting the court to schedule September 27 as the day to announce the verdict.

At the same time the court also issued warrant to arrest her.

Meanwhile Ms Yingluck claimed that she has developed symptoms of MeniAre's disease and therefore could not attend the court session today.

But the court dismissed her claim for absence reasoning that her claim was irrational. It then issued warrant for her arrest.

The MeniAre'sr disease is caused by the buildup of fluid in the compartments of the inner ear, called the labyrinth.

The labyrinth contains the organs of balance (the semicircular canals and otolithic organs) and of hearing (the cochlea). It has two sections: the bony labyrinth and the membranous labyrinth.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)