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    Re: Yingluck trial: Thais seek ex-PM after she fails to show for verdict

    I haven't been following this story closely, so don't have an opinion. I dislike cowardice, but is it cowardly of her to leave Thailand rather than face a prison sentence? I know I would do the same, so I can't judge her.

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    Re: Yingluck trial: Thais seek ex-PM after she fails to show for verdict

    I think she would have been stupid to stay. It would have served no purpose to go to prison following a trial where the verdict was known to everyone in advance.

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    Re: Yingluck trial: Thais seek ex-PM after she fails to show for verdict

    Quote Originally Posted by Susana View Post
    I haven't been following this story closely, so don't have an opinion. I dislike cowardice, but is it cowardly of her to leave Thailand rather than face a prison sentence? I know I would do the same, so I can't judge her.
    It wasn't cowardice; it was common sense, like stepping out of the way of a speeding freight train.
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    Re: Yingluck trial: Thais seek ex-PM after she fails to show for verdict

    Beautifully put, Curt.

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    Re: Yingluck trial: Thais seek ex-PM after she fails to show for verdict

    Thaksin ends silence with philosophical tweet
    30 Aug 2017 at 14:18
    WRITER: ONLINE REPORTERS

    Former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra broke his long silence on Wednesday, with a single sentence on his @ThaksinLive Twitter account.


    Former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra's message on Twitter.
    "Montesquieu once said 'There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of the justice'," he wrote.

    He was referring to a famous French philosopher. His message was sent without elaboration.

    It was his first tweet since August 2015.

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    Re: Yingluck trial: Thais seek ex-PM after she fails to show for verdict

    Suspicious vehicles in focus over Yingluck disappearance
    politics September 02, 2017 01:00

    By THE NATION

    Police say investigation is ‘making progress’, but no confirmation yet on whether ex-pm has fled the country.

    POLICE HAVE expanded their investigation to cover suspicious vehicles and online posts in a bid to trace former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s movements before she disappeared ahead of the Supreme Court’s August 25 verdict reading in a dereliction case against her over her government’s rice pledging scheme. There has been no evidence so far to show she has fled or is still within the country, deputy police chief Pol General Srivara Rangsibrahmanakul told a press conference yesterday.

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    Re: Yingluck trial: Thais seek ex-PM after she fails to show for verdict

    Prayut asks media to get over Thaksin, Yingluck
    in Highlight, Politics | September 06, 2017 | By Thai PBS

    Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Wednesday (Sept 6) the media should now talk over something else beside former prime ministers Thaksin and Yingluck Shinawatra, saying that the government has got over both of them already.

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    Re: Yingluck trial: Thais seek ex-PM after she fails to show for verdict

    I wonder if the people have gotten over them ...
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    Re: Yingluck trial: Thais seek ex-PM after she fails to show for verdict

    NCPO spokesman: No information yet from Srivara on Yingluck
    in Politics | September 06, 2017 | ( By Thai PBS

    The military has not yet received information on those who helped former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra to escape from deputy police chief Pol Gen Srivara Ransibrahmanakul, National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) spokesman Col Winthai Suwaree said on Wednesday (Sept 6).

    Col Winthai said this in responding to a report quoting Pol Gen Srivara, who is in charge of security-related cases, as saying that he had sent the information to the military.

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    Re: Yingluck trial: Thais seek ex-PM after she fails to show for verdict

    Yingluck last seen at Sa Kaew
    politics September 09, 2017 01:00

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    Ex-pm’s vehicle convoy caught on CCTV footage near military checkpoint near Cambodian border days before her verdict.

    THE INVESTIGATION into the flight of former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra has narrowed down to the border province of Sa Kaew after authorities spotted her there days before her verdict hearing in a case related to the rice-pledging scheme..............

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