BOTH the Foreign Ministry and the police said on announcing the revocation of fugitive former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s 4 passports that they are uncertain where she is hiding and are checking her asylum status, INN News reported today (Oct.31).
Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai said the revocation of Yingluck’s 4 passports, 2 diplomatic and 2 ordinary, was done as announced by Deputy National Police Chief Pol. Gen. Srivara Rangseepromnakul yesterday.
He added that taking the next steps in the case is the duty of the national police not the Foreign Ministry.
The Foreign Minister also said that he does not know where Yingluck is staying but according the news she is either in Europe or UK.
On Yingluck applying for political asylum, Don said to go ask her about this.
However Don mentioned that according to the laws in UK Yingluck can stay there even though her passports have been revoked.
Regarding Yingluck applying for nationality in other countries Don said that the Foreign Ministry has not been able to find out anything about this.
Pol. Gen. Srivara said yesterday that police are still continuously chasing Yingluck by liaising with the Interpol with the police team in charge of the case having to report to him every 7 days but as yet there is no movement.
No country has send word that she has been seen anywhere and there is also no information about her seeking asylum.
Top: Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai talking to the press this morning. Photo: INN News