Yingluck departs Thailand for her scheduled Europe trip


BANGKOK, 24 July 2014  – Former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was seen with her son at the Suvarnabhumi Airport last night, while bringing along 11 pieces of luggage with her to head for France as part of her European trip scheduled from July 20th to August 14th.

Ms. Yingluck has been granted permission by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to travel abroad due to her cooperation in refraining from active political roles since the military takeover of the country.

When asked by members of the press on whether she would return to Thailand, Ms. Yingluck promised to do so without any conditions.

Former Foreign Affairs Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul was also among her entourage who would accompany her during the trip. However, former Finance Minister Kittiratt Na Ranong would not tag along with her, stating that he did not obtain a travel visa to stay in Europe. Instead, he had only accompanied Ms. Yingluck to the airport.