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Thai police to urge Interpol to help track down Ms Yingluck

The national police chief Pol Gen Chakthip Chaijinda said Saturday (Jan 6) that the Thai police would urge the Interpol to help track down former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra who was last seen in a picture in the social media with another woman somewhere in London.

He said his deputy, Pol Gen Srivara Rangsibrahmanakul, had been compiling the latest information about Ms Yingluck to be forwarded to the Interpol through the Thai Interpol to help locate her whereabouts.

The police chief noted that the Thai police had received good cooperation from the Interpol, but they were yet to confirm the ex-premier's whereabouts.

Meanwhile, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Ms Busadee Santipitak denied that the ministry had received the latest information about the fugitive former prime minister, but she was sure that Ms Yingluckj did not use Thai passport for her travelling because all of her Thai passports had been revoked.

Mr Thanakrit Worathanatchakul, a prosecutor attached to the Office of the Attorney-General said Ms Yingluck could be granted the status of being a humanitarian refugee for five years if she could prove to the satisfaction of British authorities that she was afraid that she could be persecuted, bullied or given unfair trial if she was to return to Thailand.

OAG deputy spokesman Prayuth Petkhun said that the OAG would coordinate for Ms Yingluck's extradition in case she was to be extradited to Thailand to stand trial.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)