PM says he does not attach importance to Thaksin and Yingluck

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said Monday (Feb 12) that he did not attach importance to fugitive former prime ministers Thaksin and Yingluck Shinawatra’s activities although he admitted that their activities caused troubles for people in the country.

The prime minister made the above comment when asked by reporters about the image in the social media of the two former prime ministers reportedly in Beijing while he presided over an event marking the International Human Rights Day.

However, he declined to comment whether their activities had any connection with the pro-election activists in the country.
Reporters said that the prime minister appeared to be moody with their questions.

Meanwhile, Pol Gen Srivara Rangsibrahmanakul, the deputy national police chief, said that the police had sought cooperation with the Interpol and asked the Foreign Ministry to investigate the image of the two fugitives in the social media to find out what passport and which airline Ms Yingluck used in her travel to China.

Also, he said police would try to determine whether the image was edited or not.


The deputy national police further said that the only information that the Royal Thai Police has about Ms Yingluck was that she left United Arab Emirates for England and returned to UAE and this information has been passed on to the Office of the Attorney-General.

He went on saying that Pheu Thai party members could visit the two ex-premiers or any of them so long as they leave the country through proper channel.