PM Yingluck orders swift release of Phra Viharn hearings summary to the public


Bangkok, 23 April, (NNT) Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has instructed the Foreign Ministry to swiftly release a summary of the Phra Viharn hearings to the public. Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul has stated that the instruction came in the wake of yesterday’s meeting between the premier and the Thai legal representatives, during which Ms. Yingluck was given a brief report on the hearings. Mr. Surapong said the information would likely be in a form of leaflets with contents presented in bullet points and images. He also said that the government has already prepared the kingdom’s version of the Phra Viharn map that will be shown to the International Court of Justice this Friday. During the meeting, the legal team did not assure the premier of the victory over the suit, but simply expressed their opinion on the case given the ruling would be made by the judges, according to the Foreign Minister.