BANGKOK, Thailand � More photos have emerged showing a woman purportedly to be former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who fled the kingdom in August, strolling in an undisclosed London shopping centre.
Several photos which appear in a Facebook account @secret100million also show Yingluck to be accompanied by a teenage boy, claimed to be his 15-year-old son, Supasek Amornchat.
A spokesman for the National Council of Peace and Order (NCPO), Maj Gen Piyapong Klinpan has asked the relevant agencies to investigate the alleged photos of Yingluck in London.
If it’s true the woman in the photos is Yingluck as alleged, it would be the first image of the former prime minister since she fled the country in August on the eve of a landmark decision by the Supreme Court on her negligence case.
She has not been seen by the public since her disappearance nor made any public statement.
Following her no-show in court, the Supreme Court postponed its decision, but in a September judgment sentenced the former prime minister to five years in jail for negligence in a rice pledging scheme during her administration which the military-led government claimed had caused the state to suffer multi-billion dollar losses through corruption.
Following a multi-agency investigation after her disappearance, the government confirmed that Yingluck had fled to Dubai where her older brother, Thaksin, who had also been Thailand’s prime minister, owned a house.
The confirmation did not douse the speculation that Yingluck’s true destination was the United Kingdom where she was said to be in the midst of applying for political asylum.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK