Yingluck Shinawatra, the Former Prime Minister of Thailand, has fled the country. The Supreme Court of the state has issued arrest warrants for the Former PM. Despite the court calling her, she did not attend the hearing. The junta has registered a case against her.
Confirmation of Yingluck Shinawatra Leaving Thailand
One of the sources close to Yingluck Shinawatra says that she has left the country. The source refused to be named because of the sensitive nature of the issue. The source did not give the exact location of Yingluck Shinawatra.
Why Did Yingluck Shinawatra Leave Thailand?
She has left Thailand because there were apprehensions of her going to jail. The feeling of the Former Prime Minister has resulted in the issuance of the arrest warrants. The junta of the Kingdom has already stepped up border controls.
Thousands of supporters were waiting for her to show up. She did not show up for the court session. There are fears of her going to join her billionaire brother Thaksin. Some political analysts believe she went into self-exile.
Lawyer of Yingluck Shinawatra on Her Disappearance
The lawyer of Yingluck Shinawatra said that she is not able to attend the court as she is sick. However, the court does not believe her lawyer’s verdict. Furthermore, the attorney requested the court to reschedule the hearing to September 27.
The court is divisive when it comes to following Yingluck Shinawatra. She draws her support from the poor rural population. She has links to the rogue elements of the state, giving her the confidence to not bow against democratic governments. The government of Yingluck was ousted from the power by a military coup in 2014. She is accused of negligence on a rice subsidy policy. She can face a jail of up to 10 years and may be banned from politics for life.
Yingluck’s brother is also country’s former Premier. He fled the country back in 2008. He is also convicted of graft. The court ordered a two-year sentence against him. He has not returned to the country with his Thai passport revoked.
Therefore, authorities believe that he uses a Montenegrin passport. He keeps on traveling between his homes in Singapore, London, Dubai, and Hong Kong. Despite his exile, he remains a covert political operator, impacting the country’s politics from abroad. Furthermore, he has survived some of the most drastic measures against him including asset seizures, legal cases, and deadly protests.