Yingluck confident she can defend herself in suspected asset concealment
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Tuesday she would allow justice to run its course in regard to the ongoing probe on her alleged asset concealment.
"I have already presented my defence and submitted relevant evidence," she said.
Yingluck said it would be up to the National Anti-Corruption Commission to rule on her asset statement.
"I am confident that I have submitted correct information and that there would be no political accident," she said.
The prime minister is being targeted for probe in connection with a Bt30-million loan she gave to a company run by her husband Anusorn Amornchat.
According to Yingluck's financial statements submitted to the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) when she became an MP and prime minister, her husband, Anusorn Amornchat, held 4.01 million shares in Ad Index Co Ltd. Each share was worth Bt10. Yingluck also stated that she had loaned Bt30 million to the firm in 2006, though there are no such loans in the company's records until 2007.
According to the statement, Anusorn held 10,000 shares of the firm on July 16, 2003, and gradually bought up more until he had 4.01 million shares on April 20, 2011.
Yingluck was named as Pheu Thai Party's top candidate on May 16, 2011.