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No sign Yingluck has left country, Immigration chief says

No sign Yingluck has left country, Immigration chief says

FRIDAY, August 25, 2017
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There is no indication that former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra has sought to leave the country, Immigration Bureau commissioner Pol Lt Gen Nathathorn Prousoontorn said late Friday morning.

Nathathorn was responding to speculation that the former premier might have fled the Kingdom after she failed to turn up earlier in the morning to hear the verdict in the rice-pledging case.
“I affirm that, up to now, there is no record of Yingluck leaving the country via any Immigration checkpoint, including those at the airports and on the borders,” Nathathorn said.
He said Yingluck had been formally barred from leaving the country since May 19, 2015, when the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Holders of Political Office accepted the state lawsuit against her.
He said if Yingluck had left on a private jet, a record of the flight would have appeared in the Immigration Bureau’s online database.
However, had she left discreetly via a land border, the bureau would have no record of it, he acknowledged.
He said the last time Yingluck is known to have left Thailand was in late 2014, when she travelled to Japan.