Thai PM pleads for political understanding


BANGKOK, March 20 – Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has asked for a chance to run Thailand until her four-year term expires.

She is currently under scrutiny by the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) for giving false statements on a loan for Bt30 million to Ad Index Company in which her husband, Anusorn Amornchat was a shareholder. The company secured the loan in 2006-2007.

The prime minister said she has submitted all relevant facts and information to the NACC and confirmed that the information was correct.

“I hope the NACC and government agencies concerned will treat me fairly,” she said.

Regarding reports that a ‘reserved’ prime minister will replace her in case of a political accident, Ms Yingluck said, “Don’t you want me to work anymore? Please give me a chance.  People have given me the chance for over a year. I want to work until the end of my tenure to prove the government’s performance.

“Don’t look for others. Yingluck insists on working for the people with her full capability.”