(Vatican Radio) A Thai court has ordered Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra step down
from office. It found her guilty on Wednesday of violating the constitution. The judge
who delivered the verdict said Yingluck had abused her position by illegally transferring
her National Security Council chief to another post in 2011.
The ruling comes
after months of protests in the capital, Bangkok, aimed at toppling her government.
to Lydia O’Kane, Dr Apichart Intravisit of Assumption University in Bangkok said
her entire government is not stepping down.
“Only the Cabinet members who joined
in the approval of such change; the change was then to move the President of the National
Council of Security off to an inactive duty. So, those who joined the approval which
came out as an unanimous vote… it’s about ten of them who have been asked to stop
Dr Intravisit also says that the political deadlock in Thailand is
having an effect on the country in general.
Listen to Lydia O’Kane’s interview
with Dr Apichart Intravisit