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Yingluck’s flight won’t affect reconciliation efforts: defence spokesman

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Yingluck Shinawatra’s flight from the country would have no impact on current reconciliation efforts as one person’s disrespect for the law should not undermine the rules and regulations accepted by the majority of people, the government’s defence spokesman said after a Defence Ministry meeting on Monday.

The meeting was chaired by Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwan, but it did not touch upon the recent events surrounding ex-premier Yingluck, Kongcheep Tantrawanich said.
First and foremost, security officers would have to find out where she was, the spokesman said, insisting however that while they were working very hard to do so, Yingluck as a former PM deserved respect. 
Everything would follow the judicial procedure, Kongcheep stressed.
Meanwhile, General Chalermchai Sitthisard, secretary-general of the National Council for Peace and Order, who chaired a meeting of the NCPO secretariat office on Monday, issued a message via the NCPO’s deputy spokesman, Sirichan Ngathong, that the NCPO was not involved in Yingluck’s apparent flight from the country. 
There was no need for the NCPO to resort to any means other than the justice system in this case, he said.
Chalermchai also expressed concern over the fast flow of news and information concerning Yingluck’s disappearance, saying that it could cause confusion. 
Officers were trying to get to the bottom of what had happened and he asked that everyone follow the news closely, support the officers in their mission and come forward if they had any information that might help.

Published : August 28, 2017

By : The Nation