Deputy PM: No one has sent information about Yingluck

DEPUTY Prime Minister and Defense Minister Prawit Wongsuwan said today (Sept. 21) that there has been no feedback from other countries about the whereabouts of former premier Yingluck Shinawatra who escaped late last month, Thai News Agency reported.

As General Prawit is certain that Ms Yingluck will not be coming in to hear the verdict in the rice-pledging case on September 27, he does not expect there to be any chaos on that date but full security measures are in place to prevent turbulence.

What follows after the verdict in the rice-pledging case is handed down in the likely absence of Ms Yingluck would be according the justice system, he said, adding he could not give any details about chasing Ms Yingluck because the police are in charge however there are reports of some progress in CCTV footage.

General Prawit also underscored that he did not meet former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra during his recent visit UK to hold talks with Sir Michael Fallon, the defence secretary.

He said his trip took place during September 11-14 while Mr Thaksin traveled to UK on September 15.


Top: Deputy Prime Minister Prawit talking to the press today. Photo: Thai News Agency