Whereabouts of former Thai PM Yingluck unknown, defense minister says

Whereabouts of former Thai PM Yingluck unknown, defense minister saysBy Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Panarat Thepgumpanat BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand’s defense minister on Monday said he did not know the whereabouts of former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, days after she failed to show up for a verdict in her trial for negligence at which she faced up to 10 years in prison. Yingluck, whose government was ousted in a 2014 coup, fled to Dubai via Singapore, sources in her Puea Thai Party said on the weekend. “We don’t know where Yingluck fled and whether she has asked for asylum anywhere,” Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwan, who is also a deputy prime minister, told reporters.



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