Thailand’s former PM flees to Dubai during trial that could see her jailed for 10 years

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Several reports from social media suggests that Thailand’s former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has joined her brother Thaksin Shinawatra in Dubai. Some news agencies had earlier claimed that the ex-premiere who is accused of negligence over a scheme to pay rice farmers double the market rate for their crop, has fled her country to Singapore. It now emerges that she fled to Dubai through Cambodia and Singapore.

Posted by Lim Heng Hoe on Saturday, 26 August 2017

Ms Shinawatra became the first Prime Minister of her country soon after her brother was ousted. She stands accused of stockpiling huge amounts of rice and damaging the country’s rice exports, leading to allegations of corruption and wasted money. She has pleaded innocent and rejected the charges as politically motivated. She had been due in court on Friday to hear the verdict but failed to appear, prompting the Supreme Court to issue an arrest warrant.

Ms Thaksin’s brother, himself a fugitive from the law, is reported to have visited Singapore on a few occasions. Singapore does not have an extradition treaty with Thailand.

A Canadian who robbed Stanchart bank in Singapore last year, fled to Thailand and Singapore authorities have so far been unsuccessful in having him extradited to Singapore for trial.

30 COMMENTS

  1. Not too sure why good leaders are most often exiled rather than those shitty ones. Is there really justice out there? Why should just and good leaders not able to stay in power for the benefit of one and all? Why should shitty leaders stay long in power? Is there any justification at all???

  2. I think there is the need for deeper analysis ! She could not have fled without the military knowing. This helped to avoid a major nation wide protest that would have plunged the country into chaos.

  3. THIS IS AN. EXAMPLE – HOW STUPID A SINGAPOREAN HOKEY PLAYER CAN BE (KEPT QUIET) WHEN SHE WAS BEING WHACKED BY A MALAYSIAN HOKEY PLAYER DURING THE GAME. THIS WAS OBVIOUSLY A PLAY FOUL!!

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10207866858949607&id=1839725545

    JUST LIKE HOW CRONY FT MINISTERS CAME TO SG, TOOK. UP SG CITIZENS AND ACCUMULATE WEALTH AND POWER AND TURNAROUND TO “RESTRICT” AND “BULLY” BORN AND BRED SG.

    AND YET DAFT SG (AS WHAT EVEN LKY CALLED THEM) STILL COULD “KEPT QUIET” (LIKE THE SG HOKEY PLAYER WHACKED BY THE M’SIAN PLAYER) AND YET STILL COULD CONTINUE TO SUPPORT AND VOTE THEM “BLINDLY”. SO, HAPPY TO BE “OPPRESSED” BY CRONY FT MINISTERS!!

    PLS DON’T RELATE ME TO THIS ROTTON PAP SINGAPORE, PHILIPPINES, INDONESIA AND ASEAN. NOT INTERESTED AT ALL.

    BTW, ROTTON PAP OR SG DON’T” OWN” THE COUNYRY OF INDIA AT ALL.

  4. Yingluck like her brother,Thaksin, had helped many poor people especially the farmers.
    In fact, they were re-elected after their 1st victory.
    The people who were against them were the loyalist, military and those that did not share in their business growth because they belong to the Opposition.

    That is why they were over throw.

    Every party that rules Thailand practice corruption.

    So why blame them.
    In fact, they were using their own people to benefit from it.

    Ask the PAP whether they practice this?

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