The Supreme Court will start reading at 11am on Wednesday its verdict in the case against fugitive Yingluck Shinawatra of alleged negligence in her government’s rice-pledging scheme.
A court official on Wednesday announced in the court room that the panel of nine judges had convened at 7am to reach a consensus on the verdict.
The ruling is expected to be read at 11am, he said, despite the absence of Yingluck.
The Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Political Office Holders was original scheduled to read the verdict on August 25 but Yingluck’s flight from the country led to the postponement. An arrest warrant was issued for Yingluck for failing to attend court to hear the ruling.