PM gives exit speech, confirms innocence


BANGKOK, 7 May 2014  – Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has delivered her farewell speech, thanking government officials for their hard work and the Thai people for their constant support, while confirming her strict compliance with the law during her administration. 

In her statement after being found guilty of abuse of power by the Constitutional Court and having her premiership terminated, Ms Yingluck asserted she had been fully committed to her duty, especially in the efforts to bring about national development, tackle economic problems, reduce social disparities and improve the country’s infrastructure to raise its competitive edge against ASEAN neighbors.

In regard to the Court’s verdict, she was adamant not to give any comments but insisted that she had never committed corruption or broken the law in favor of certain individuals as accused.

On this occasion, Ms Yingluck said she would like to express gratitude to all civil servants for working by her side for the past 2 years, 9 months and 2 days and to the general public for continually giving her moral support.

The outgoing premier added that she regretted not being able to serve the people any longer. However, she pledged to adhere to democratic principles and keep the public interest at heart in whatever endeavors she pursued from now.