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Yingluck performs rituals for good luck (photos)

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Accompanied by governor of Chiang Mai & 14 famous monks, Yingluck performed rituals to dispel bad luck on Wednesday as impeachment proceedings loom. 

Yingluck Shinatra takes part in a ceremony at Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep in Muang district of Chiang Mai on Wednesday to end her back luck. (Photo by Cheewin Sattha)


Yingluck performs rites to end bad luck


Cheewin Sattha

CHIANG MAI - Former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra took part in a ritual to dispel bad fortune at Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep on Wednesday.

Ms Yingluck was accompanied by her son Supasek Amornchat and elder sister Monthathip Shinawatra to the ceremony.

Provincial governor Wichien Putthiwinyu and some of her supporters in Chiang Mai and other northern provinces also attended the ceremony.

Phra Thepvorasitthajarn, the abbot, and 14 other renowned monks in the northern region chaired the ceremony.

The former prime minister has stayed in Chiang Mai since the Constitutional Court disqualified her on May 7, ruling that her 2011 transfer of National Security Council (NSC) chief Thawil Pliensri to an inactive post at the PM's office was for personal reasons and gain. The judgement followed the Supreme Administrative Court' s ruling in April that his  removal was unconstitutional.

The transfer cleared the way for Pol Gen Priewpan Damapong, her then-brother-in-law, to be appointed national police chief, replacing Pol Gen Wichen Photposree who was moved to the NSC, replacing Mr Thawil.

The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) decided on May 8 to seek her impeachment over the controversial rice-pledging scheme after finding grounds for a charge of dereliction of duty against her in her position as chairwoman of the National Rice Policy Committee.

She also faces a potential five-year ban from politics if the Senate impeachment process finds against her.


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abbot: the head monk at a temple - เจ้าอาวาส

accompanied: went with - ติดตาม, ร่วมทาง, เดินทางไปด้วย

accompanied by: to happen or exist while something else is happening -

Administrative Court: the court which deals with disputes between the private sector and government agencies - ศาลปกครอง

appointed: officially chosen for a job - ถูกแต่งตั้ง

attend: to go to an event, such as a meeting, a show, a sports competition, etc. - เข้าร่วม (ในการประชุม, งานต่าง)

ban: officially not allowed to do something - การห้ามอย่างเป็นทางการ

brother-in-law: the brother of your husband or wife, or the man who is married to your sister, or the man who is married to the sister of your wife or husband - พี่เขยหรือน้องเขย

ceremony: a formal public event - งานพิธี

chair: to be the person in charge of a meeting, committee, or company - ดำรงตำแหน่งประธาน, ทำหน้าที่ในฐานะประธาน

chairwoman: a woman in charge of a meeting, a committee or an organisation - ประธานที่เป็นผู้หญิง

charge: to accuse someone officially of committing a crime - ตั้งข้อกล่าวหา

chief: a person with a high rank or the highest rank in a company or an organisation - หัวหน้า, ผู้นำ

clear the way for: created a situation where something could happen -

cleared the way for: created a situation where something could happen .... -

committee: a group of people who are chosen, usually by a larger group, to make decisions or to deal with a particular subject - คณะกรรมการ

Constitutional Court: the court that decides whether or not laws follow the constitution - ศาลรัฐธรรมนูญ

controversial: causing disagreement or disapproval - ความไม่ลงรอยกัน

dereliction of duty: a serious failure to do the things that you are responsible for in your job - การละทิ้งหน้าที่

dispel: to remove fears, doubts and false ideas, usually by proving them wrong or unnecessary - ทำให้หมดไป

disqualification: a decision not to allow someone to do something because they have done something wrong - การตัดสิทธิ

elder: older - ที่อายุมากกว่า

former: of or in an earlier time; before the present time or in the past - อดีต, แต่ก่อน

fortune: luck - โชค

gain: a benefit, or an advantage - ผลประโยชน์

governor: a person who is chosen to be in charge of the government of a state or province - ผู้ว่าการรัฐ, ผู้ว่าราชการจังหวัด

grounds for: reasons for something for happen, for some decision -

impeachment: the process of formally accusing a public official of a serious crime relating to their job - การกล่าวโทษเจ้าหน้าที่รัฐว่าทำผิดศีลธรรมหรือจรรยาบรรณ

inactive post: a job or position with no real responsibilities or duties -

judgement: the decision of a court or a judge - พิพากษา

national: for the whole country - แห่งชาติ, ของชาติ

National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC): An independent government organisation to investigate corruption carried out by government officials - ปปช. (สำนักคณะกรรมการป้องกันและปราบปรามการทุจริตแห่งชาติ)

National Security Council: a government body which deals with security matters that require cabinet action or present a serious threat to the country's sovereignty - สำนักงานสภาความมั่นคงแห่งชาติ

personal: your own; not belonging to or connected with anyone else - เป็นส่วนตัว

policy: a set of plans or action agreed on by a government, political party, business, or other group - นโยบาย

position: a job - ตำแหน่ง

potential: possible in the future - ที่อาจเป็นไปได้

process: a series of actions that you take in order to achieve a result - แนวทางปฏิบัติ, กระบวน, วิธีการ

province: on of many divisions of the government of a country into smaller parts - จังหวัด

provincial: related to "provinces" , the different parts of a country -

reason: why something happened or exists - เหตุผล

region: a large area of land, usually without exact limits or borders - ภูมิภาค, ขอบเขต, แถบ, บริเวณ

removal: taking something or someone away from somewhere, or off something - การย้ายออก, การเคลื่อนย้ายได้, การถอนออก

renowned: famous and admired for a special skill or achievement - ที่มีชื่อเสียง

replace: to get rid of someone or something and to put a new person or thing in their place - หาคนมาแทน

rice-pledging scheme: a government programme in which farmers sell rice to the government at a particular price, with the right to reclaim the rice if the market price goes higher - โครงการจำนำข้าว

rite: a traditional ceremony, especially a religious one - พิธีกรรม (พระราชพิธี)

ritual: a formal ceremony - พิธีการ

ruling : a decision by a court of law - คำตัดสิน คำชี้ขาด

supporter: a person who helps and supports a person, organization or idea - ผู้สนับสนุน

supreme: most important, or most powerful - สูงสุด

transfer: to change someone’s job or responsibilities - โยกย้ายตำแหน่ง

unconstitutional: against the rules stated in the constitution - ไม่เป็นไปตามรัฐธรรมนูญ

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