Yingluck Shinawatra made history six years ago by becoming Thailand's first female prime minister.

Now she is a fugitive - just like her brother, Thaksin, who was also prime minister - and wanted for corruption at home.

Yingluck was supposed to be in the Supreme Court on Friday to hear the verdict after a two-year long trial.

She faces 10 years in prison if convicted.

Why is Yingluck, who comes from a political dynasty, so controversial in Thailand?

Presenter: Adrian Finighan


Kasit Promya - Former foreign minister of Thailand

Verapat Pariyawong - Visiting scholar at SOAS University of London

Sean Boonpracong - Former national security adviser to Yingluck Shinawatra's government

Source: Al Jazeera News