THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
Login | Create Account Poll Currency Weather Facebook Youtube Search

Yingluck returns to Facebook for birthday

BANGKOK: Former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra has returned to Facebook after almost a year to thank her brother and supporters on her birthday yesterday (June 21).

corruptionimmigrationcrime
By Bangkok Post

Friday 22 June 2018, 09:10AM


Former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra poses for her picture to thank supporters and her brother, Thaksin, on her birthday yesterday (June 21). Photo: via @Y.Shinawatra Facebook account

Former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra poses for her picture to thank supporters and her brother, Thaksin, on her birthday yesterday (June 21). Photo: via @Y.Shinawatra Facebook account

Yingluck, who turned 51, wrote it was her first birth anniversary since she left the country in August last year.

The former prime minister turned to social media to thank her supporters for their well-wishing messages and gifts.

“All friendship, love and good intention from you, I will never forget,” she wrote.

Yingluck also thanked former prime minister Thaksin for taking good care of her and hosting her birthday dinner.

Thaksin celebrated the birthday with his youngest sister in London.

The Facebook post yesterday was the first since Aug 24 last year, when she advised the supporters to stay home, instead of gathering at the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Political Office Holders the following day to hear the ruling on her rice-pledging case.

The former prime minister never came on Aug 25 and fled the country, while the court sentenced her to five years in prison for failing to stop fake and corruption-plagued government-to-government sales of rice from her rice-pledging scheme.

New Paths Retreat

An arrest warrant was later issued for her for sneaking out of the country.

Thaksin posted an encouraging message to her on his Instagram yesterday, wishing her good health and happiness. He promised to take care of his sister during her time overseas.

Jom Petchpradab, an independent reporter on exile in the US, gave Yingluck birthday greetings on Facebook.

In his post, he wrote he learned from people who talked with the two ex-prime ministers during their recent trip to Kentucky about why she fled Thailand.

“I was told she did not plan to run and was ready to be jailed. She was confident she would receive justice from the judicial process like she insisted all along.

“At this point, a voice from another table was heard: ‘But I won’t let my sister be put behind bars, not for a day, or a second’,” Mr Jom wrote.

Read original story here.

 

 

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

Comments Here:
Comments Left:
# Characters
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:

Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Hanoi ‘must end eating of dogs before Formula 1 arrives’

We learnt here that dogs can actively help the mentally handicapped,the lonely and even those with a...(Read More)


Thais arrested for charging ‘access fees’ to Freedom Beach

Typical Thai low life scum, extorting foreigners seems like a national past time, they should be mad...(Read More)


Thais arrested for charging ‘access fees’ to Freedom Beach

Really, so before it was made a protected national forest it was okay to charge "foreigner"...(Read More)


Thais arrested for charging ‘access fees’ to Freedom Beach

Freedom Beach has been a few years ago also under the 'Authorities' magnify glass. For same ...(Read More)


Phuket Immigration to launch ‘Drive Thru’ service

.... Already more than a year you not have to fill out any form for 90 day report. The Immigration ...(Read More)


Phuket Immigration to launch ‘Drive Thru’ service

So will they still be forcing everyone to re-write out the TM-47 form for 90 day reporting? Because ...(Read More)


Phuket Immigration to launch ‘Drive Thru’ service

Stupid idea, just scrap 90reporting and the idiotic address report if you leave the country but then...(Read More)


Phuket Immigration to launch ‘Drive Thru’ service

Another strange private decision by the manager of Phuket Immigration....(Read More)


Phuket Immigration to launch ‘Drive Thru’ service

Progress , eh- who needs it. Clearly not any of the commentators below! Sitting in an air conditione...(Read More)