High drama in Bangkok with no-show from Yingluck

Yingluck did not show up at the Supreme Court today to hear the verdict over the Rice Pledging Scheme case. Deputy PM Gen Prawit Wongsuwan confirms that he has been informed about Yingluck’s no-show in the court on a claim that she suffered from a disorder in the inner ear. He says the court has issued an arrest warrant against her.

The court postponed the verdict reading to September 27.

Yingluck’s lawyers told the court at 9:37 am that Yingluck is not well with Ménière disease, a disorder of the inner ear, so she cannot come to the court.

But the court does not believe the claim as it is not backed by a medical certificate. The court has ordered the seizure of the bail guarantee of Bt30 million.

Norawich Larlang, Yingluck’s lawyer, says he was informed by a source at 8 am this morning that Yingluck is not unwell. Norawich says he does not know Yingluck’s whereabouts or whether or not she is still in the Kingdom.

PHOTO: Nation MultiMedia



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Tanutam Thawan

Local Thai journalist speaking fluent Thai and English. Tanutam studied in Khon Kaen before attending Bangkok’s Chulalongkhorn University.

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