Yingluck ‘escaped to Cambodia via Sa Kaeo’

THE government has obtained CCTV evidence showing that former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra escaped to Cambodia via Sa Kaeo province and the driver who drove her sedan there will be brought in for questioning, INN News quoted Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Prawit Wongsuwan as saying today (Sept. 8).

However while there are images of her traveling to Sa Kaeo checkpoint the convoy that took her there does not appear in this checkpoint’s security camera footage, General Prawit said, but added that there are other ways of escaping from this border province and authorities are quickly trying to find out.

General Prawit Wongsuwan

General Prawit also mentioned that the atmosphere of the Thai-Cambodian talks in Phnom Penh yesterday was good and discussions covered the economy, drug trafficking and demarcating the boundary.

He added that it is not possible to open additional checkpoints in areas not yet demarcated but this can be done in clearly defined border areas with these totally 73. There are five remaining zones which are being worked upon

The Deputy  Prime Minister also said that the Preah Vihear temple issue was not raised in these discussions.


Top: Former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra earlier this year. Photo: EPA via BBC

Inset: Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Prawit Wongsuwan talking to the press today. Photo: INN News