Former PM to be questioned in Thailand

Former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva was voted out of office in July this year. His role was taken by Yingluck Shinawatra.

Story highlights

  • He will be questioned in connection with last year's unrest that left dozens dead
  • Deep divisions between political parties erupted during the protests
  • More than 90 people were killed, and hundreds injured
Thai authorities have summoned former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva for questioning over the deaths of protesters during a deadly crackdown last year.
The Metropolitan Police Bureau has ordered Abhisit and former deputy prime minister Suthep Thaungsuban to appear for questioning on Friday
Deep divisions between political parties erupted during the protests against Abhisit's government leading to a military crackdown. More than 90 people were killed and hundreds were injured.
After the riots, the Thai government pledged to work toward a process of national reconciliation to heal class and political divisions.
Abhisit lost his seat this year to Yingluck Shinawatra, who became Thailand's first female prime minister.