Yingluck stands trial for dereliction of duty today

Former Prime Minister Ms Yingluck Shinawatra stood trial for dereliction of duty at the Supreme Court's Criminal Division for Political Office Holders this morning amid morale support from hundreds of supporters.

The trial today will hear her witnesses giving testimonies to the Supreme Court to defend her.

Ms Yingluck still have two more court sessions to attend. The last session will be on July 21.

The court will allow both the accuser, the National Anti-Corruption Commission, and the accused, Ms Yingluck to present either written or verbal closing statement of the case end of next month.

The court will then hand down her verdict either in August or September at the latest.

Ms Yingluck was welcomed on arrival at the court this morning by her supporters with flowers to boost her morale.

She was charged for dereliction of duty over her mismanaging of her government's rice pledging scheme that was riddled with grafts and caused over 500 billion baht loss to the state.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)