Junta was not involved in Yingluck’s escape: NCPO spokesman

The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has denied a suggestion by some critics that it was complicit in letting former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra to escape out of the country.

NCPO spokesman Col Winthai Suvaree said on Sunday that the junta and the government had treated Ms Yingluck’s court case straightforwardly and would not engage in any activity which contravenes with the judicial process.

While maintaining that suggestion which reflects personal opinions and lacks supporting evidence, the colonel said such baseless opinions would only put the country in the cycle of political conflict.

Regarding Ms Yingluck’s escape, he said that the matter would be dealt with in accordance with legal procedure.

Yingluck failed to show up at the court on Fridaywhen the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Holders of Political Offices was due to deliver its verdict on the rice pledging scheme case in which she was charged with dereliction of duty in accordance with the Criminal Code and for her failure to suspend the scheme in accordance with the anti-graft law.