Ex-premier Yingluck Shinawatra on Monday said she would not flee Thailand as she has strong bonds with the country.
She thanked Thais for being worried about her but said she went abroad to take a vacation with her son. She was speaking after spending almost three weeks overseas.
She returned from the trip last night by a chartered flight reportedly from Singapore. During the trip, she attended a birthday party of her fugitive brother; Thaksin Shinawatra, in Paris.
She left Bangkok after getting permission from the military junta who seized the power in late May.