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Re: Thai ex-PM fails to show for verdict

Post by 404cameljockey » Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:14 pm

Spitfire wrote:
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:06 pm
Threads often meander, but I don't see any green mod guys saying anything...just the self-appointed types.

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I'm usually the one being told off, no meandering allowed. But, yes clearly depends whose doing the talking.

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Re: Thai ex-PM fails to show for verdict

Post by Spitfire » Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:19 pm

Well, once you have made a few thousand posts then the scrutiny will be less as the admin will know you more. Don't expect to have carte blanche after less than 300 posts...haha.
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Re: Thai ex-PM fails to show for verdict

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Re: Thai ex-PM fails to show for verdict

Post by 404cameljockey » Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:45 pm

Police confirm Yingluck fled as pressure mounts
September 05, 2017 01:00
By SURIYA PATATAYO
THE NATION

Abhisit casts doubt on govt efforts, warning that judicial system at stake.

Police yesterday confirmed they had found evidence that former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra had fled the country as pressure mounted on the government regarding the “weak” investigation into her disappearance.

Authorities would proceed with revoking her passport only after the Supreme Court rules on her case, according to deputy police chief Pol General Srivara Rangsibrahmanakul.

After Yingluck failed to appear in court last month, a second date of September 27 was set for the court to read the verdict, in which the ex-premier faces a possible 10-year jail term if convicted of criminal negligence related to her government’s previous rice-pledging scheme.

Srivara said police had found evidence in “Bangkok and upcountry” related to her disappearance on August 23. He declined to confirm whether the evidence involved a Toyota Fortuner, which was reportedly used in her escape.

Police previously had declined to confirm that Yingluck was not in Thailand.

“The investigation has made progress,” Srivara said, but he refused to disclose further details about the case.

Over the past week, police have expanded their investigation to cover vehicles and online posts to trace her movements before she disappeared ahead of the reading of the Supreme Court’s verdict on August 25.

On Friday, Srivara told a press conference there was no evidence to indicate Yingluck’s whereabouts.

“Based on investigations over the past seven days, police have not yet confirmed whether Yingluck has already fled the country or is still in Thailand, since there is no evidence either way,” Srivara said at the time.

Police had focused on a car that could have been used in the former prime minister’s escape after they denied that a police pickup truck, which had reportedly been seen driving out of the former premier’s residence on August 23, was used in the escape.

It was later reported that the police truck was from the Lat Phrao Police Station and on a regular patrol.

Details of another “suspicious” car have not been revealed.

Srivara added that he had not been pressured by senior officials, including Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan. Meanwhile, Prawit yesterday was apparently unconcerned about public sentiment regarding Yingluck’s disappearance.

“The public is no longer interested because they’re aware she’s gone,” he said.

Yingluck was last seen publicly on August 23 while she was making merit at a Bangkok temple.

Prawit however acknowledged that there had been fresh speculation about her escape regarding a convoy of vehicles that had been seen leaving her home on August 23.

He said he had nothing to add about the situation and the government had no idea where Yingluck was, but had people looking for her and that the Foreign Ministry had been in touch with Thailand’s embassies overseas.

Prawit also said that no high-ranking officials had helped Yingluck flee, as had been widely surmised.

However, Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajava said he doubted the government’s effort as he had not seen much progress.

The government should be more serious about the issue because it could be affected if Yingluck has fled the country and manages to seek asylum, Abhisit said, adding that the international community would ask Thailand to explain why she had fled the country.

The government should establish whether the issue was political or criminal, or the country’s judicial system would be in jeopardy, Abhisit said.

He added that the government should explain why it had not taken action to revoke Yingluck’s passport.

Referring to his former capacity as premier of the government that revoked former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra’s passports, Abhisit said Yingluck’s situation met the criteria for revocation.

The criteria include an arrest warrant and prohibition of overseas trips.

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Re: Thai ex-PM fails to show for verdict

Post by Spitfire » Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:05 am

All this piety and law lecturing coming from the likes of Suthep, Abhisit and PAD leaders at the moment is a bit rich.
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Re: Thai ex-PM fails to show for verdict

Post by caller » Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:13 am

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All this piety and law lecturing coming from the likes of Suthep, Abhisit and PAD leaders at the moment is a bit rich.
Yes it is and it is mocking a large swathe of the general public who won't forget or forgive their past actions.
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Re: Thai ex-PM fails to show for verdict

Post by 404cameljockey » Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:50 pm

They still don't know where she is though.
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Re: Thai ex-PM fails to show for verdict

Post by 404cameljockey » Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:51 pm

Thanks to the mod for reproducing the image, I posted from my smartphone and I couldn't see it either. Just got home and was about to check the post. :)

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Re: Thai ex-PM fails to show for verdict

Post by StevePIraq » Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:08 pm

404cameljockey wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:51 pm
Thanks to the mod for reproducing the image, I posted from my smartphone and I couldn't see it either. Just got home and was about to check the post. :)
Maybe your phone ain't so smart after all. :lach: :lach:
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Re: Thai ex-PM fails to show for verdict

Post by Big Boy » Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:23 pm

No, now that I've checked further, it was 404cameljockey that wasn't smart :laugh: :run: (sorry, only joking)

He used the url of the page, not the image.

The url he should have used between the image command was https://i.imgur.com/ogtB2tS.jpg.
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Re: Thai ex-PM fails to show for verdict

Post by 404cameljockey » Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:56 am

I'm smart enough, but it seems that SMARTphones don't show a direct link option in the Imgur phone app and I didn't realise it due to my eyes not being what they were!

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Re: Thai ex-PM fails to show for verdict

Post by oakdale160 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:18 am

BACK on topic please--Yingluck

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Re: Thai ex-PM fails to show for verdict

Post by 404cameljockey » Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:19 pm

Telling the mod to get back on topic. LOL

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Re: Thai ex-PM fails to show for verdict

Post by Bluesky » Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:57 pm

Three police interrogated over role in Yingluck’s escape.
THE NATION
Ex-prime minister possibly fled by avoiding immigration checkpoint and entering Cambodia through a casino.Three Police officers who had been taken into custody on Thursday night for allegedly helping former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra slip out of the country were granted temporary release yesterday. The three were interrogated at Royal Thai Police headquarters from Thursday night until early yesterday. They were not charged but could only be interrogated as witnesses since the court has not issued any arrest warrants over Yingluck’s flight from justice. The three police were identified as Pol Colonel Chairit Anurit of the Metropolitan Police, Pol Lt-Colonel Samit Chaiincom and Pol Senior Sgt-Major Pornpipat Makboonngam of Nakhon Pathom provincial police.

They were transferred to inactive posts pending the investigation. Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan said the three officers helped Yingluck to secretly take a car to the border province of Sa Kaew before sneaking out of the country. It is believed that she avoided an immigration checkpoint and entered Cambodia through a casino.

Yingluck fled a day or two before the Supreme Court Criminal Division for Political Office Holders delivered its verdict on her role in the rice-pledging scheme. In her absence, the court rescheduled revealing its decision until next Wednesday. “Deputy national police commissioner Pol General Srivara Ransibhramanakul who talked to the three police officers said one of them had confessed that Yingluck fled with a secretary to Sa Kaew’s Aranyaprathet district,”

Prawit said.Phumtham, the caretaker secretary-general of the Pheu Thai Party, urged authorities to show clear evidence that policemen were involved in the former prime minister’s escape. He asked for evidence, such as pictures showing Yingluck in the car or the detained suspect, a police colonel, actually driving the car. “I can only hope that those who have been interrogated are not scapegoats,” Phumtham told The Nation. He also asked Deputy Police Commissioner General Pol General Srivara, who is in charge of investigating Yingluck’s disppearance, for a more prudent approach in handling the investigation as Yingluck is a high-profile figure. “I do not want to see a senior police officer let his personal feelings interfere in the matter,” he said. Phumtham said he had not been in contact with Yingluck since she fled but believes she is safe. “We are concerned and are still waiting for her,” he said. He said he was waiting to see if the Supreme Court would go ahead with reading the verdict next Wednesday, or suspend the reading further. Yingluck’s current whereabouts are unknown. She has not been seen in public since August 23, but it has been reported that she has joined her elder brother Thaksin Shinawatra in Dubai, where he has lived for years in self-exile.

Phumtham Wechayachai, the caretaker secretary-general of the Pheu Thai Party, urged authorities to show clear evidence that policemen were involved in the former prime minister’s escape. He asked for evidence, such as pictures showing Yingluck in the car or the detained suspect, a police colonel, actually driving the car. “I can only hope that those who have been interrogated are not scapegoats,” Phumtham told The Nation.
He also asked Deputy Police Commissioner General Pol General Srivara, who is in charge of investigating Yingluck’s disppearance, for a more prudent approach in handling the investigation as Yingluck is a high-profile figure. “I do not want to see a senior police officer let his personal feelings interfere in the matter,” he said. Phumtham said he had not been in contact with Yingluck since she fled but believes she is safe. “We are concerned and are still waiting for her,” he said. He said he was waiting to see if the Supreme Court would go ahead with reading the verdict next Wednesday, or suspend the reading further. Yingluck’s current whereabouts are unknown. She has not been seen in public since August 23, but it has been reported that she has joined her elder brother Thaksin Shinawatra in Dubai, where he has lived for years in self-exile.Deputy Police Commissioner General Pol General Srivara interrogated the three officers from 10.30pm on Thursday to 1am yesterday, sources said. At 2am, he took them to confirm that a Camry car that had been seized was the vehicle used by Yingluck in her escape to Sa Kaeo, from where she is believed to have entered Cambodia. One of the three men questioned is a police colonel who is “close” to a former Metropolitan Police Bureau chief. The seized Camry belongs to a Bangkok woman who had not used it since 2012. It was one of two cars seen on CCTV surveillance recordings, apparently showing Yingluck being driven past a military facility in Sa Kaeo

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Re: Thai ex-PM fails to show for verdict

Post by HHTel » Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:47 pm

And what can they charge these guys with. Not aiding and abetting a fugitive as she has not been convicted of anything. Interesting to see how this pans out.
Anyway, she's gone and won't be back.

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