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Yingluck cleared to leave kingdom: NCPO spokesman

The National Council for Peace and Order has approved former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra's request to leave the kingdom on Sunday for a 20-day trip to Europe, NCPO deputy spokesman Col Winthai Suvari said on Thursday.

Winthai said the NCPO had seen that Yingluck had never acted in a way that violated or defied the conditions and orders of the NCPO, which prohibit her from making any political move s and from leaving the kingdom. He added that Yingluck had fully cooperated with the NCPO.

As a result, the NCPO's working committee in charge of considering the request had given her the green light to travel to Europe, Winthai said.

Yingluck will travel with her son, Supasek Amornchat.

Winthai added that the orders of the NCPO were not aimed at restricting the rights of any person.

It is expected that Yingluck will visit her brother, former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who is scheduled to celebrate his birthday anniversary in Paris on July 26.


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