PM Prayut ignores Thaksin, Yingluck being in Beijing

PRIME Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha today (Feb. 12) said he is not interested in photos of former prime ministers Thaksin Shinawatra and his sister Yingluck Shinawatra being in Beijing and refused to express an opinion on this matter, Thai News Agency reported.

General Prayut, who is also head of National Council for Peace and Order, said tracking them down is something for other countries to handle.

He mentioned that in the past Thailand has been chasing everyone and succeeded in bringing some back to Thailand but not others.

“I am not interested and don’t have an opinion (on this issue), why should I be interested in those who broke the law?

“This issue depends on how much importance the media gives it, if they want to play up an insubstantial issue, then it’s up to them.”

Meanwhile Deputy National Police Chief Pol. Gen. Srivara Rangseepromnakul ordered the foreign division to check the recent photos of Thaksin and Yingluck in Beijing.

He has also sent a letter to Interpol to determine the truth and get information about the airline they traveled in, the departure point, the destination and the passports they used.


Top: PM Prayut talking to the press today. Photo: Thai News Agency