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Yingluck Say’s Thai Democracy and Rule of Law are Dead in Thailand

Yingluck Shinawatra (L), candidate for the Pheu Thai party ahead of the July 3 general election and sister of former premier Thaksin Shinawatra, poses for a photo with her husband Anusorn Amornchat (R) and their son Supasek

Yingluck Shinawatra (L), poses for a photo with her husband Anusorn Amornchat (R) and their son Supasek

 

CHIANG MAI – Former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said today from her Facebook Page that Thai democracy was already dead together with the rule of free law in Thailand.

Former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said she felt saddened not because she was persecuted or unfairly treated but she felt sorry for the farmers and Thais across the country who would lose the chance to improve their livelihood but would have to turn back to poverty, indebtedness, to be taken advantage of and to be deprived of democracy.

She said that the impeachment resolution against her was expected but pointed out that the announcement of the Office of Attorney-General to indict her for her role in the rice pledging scheme was not coincidental.

Ms Yingluck insisted that throughout her two years and nine months as the government leader she had performed her duty with dedication for the benefits of all people without discrimination. She said she was proud that, once in her life time, she had done something for the farmers.

She complained that she no longer held any political posts yet she faced impeachment and eventual criminal litigation. “Reconciliation can be restored only when there is no witch hunt. It means impartiality and fairness to all parties alike. Only then that peace and unity can take place in Thai society.”

At the end of her message, Ms Yingluck vowed to fight all the cases against her to the end to prove her innocence.

Thai PBS

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