Yingluck's nieces thankful for public support of family

Yingluck's nieces thankful for public support of family
Chayika Wongnaphachan, the daughter of Yingluck's elder sister Yaowares Shinawatra, posted a picture of her hugging Yingluck on Instagram.
PHOTO: Instagram/sandychayika

 

Three nieces of former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra have expressed their thanks for all the moral support given to them and their family after their aunt fled the country days before facing a court verdict.

Pinthongta and Paethongtarn, who are the daughters of her brother Thaksin, used social media to show the appreciation.

The elder daughter, Pinthongta, posted a photo to her Instagram account @aimpintongta of her looking happy with her husband's family on Saturday night and said she wanted to thank everyone for the support they had given her and her family.

"These days, there are so many things far from our ability … I just try to do my duty in every role," she wrote. In the photo, she looked happy.

Thaksin's younger daughter Paethongtarn also posted a photo to her Instagram account @ingshin21 with the message: "Some people are going to love you no matter what you do. And some people will never love you no matter what you do."

"But I love you no matter what. Thank you for all moral support," she posted with an emoticon of press palms together to show gratitude.

Some media reports said Yingluck fled Thailand last Wednesday and is now with her brother Thaksin in Dubai. There is also speculation she might seek asylum in the United Kingdom.

Thaksin is another a former prime minister toppled by a military coup. He now lives in Dubai and London in self-imposed exile to avoid abuse-of-power charges.

An arrest warrant was issued for Yingluck by the Supreme Court's Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions on Friday after she failed to turn up for the verdict reading in the negligence case against her former government's controversial rice-pledging scheme.

The court postponed the verdict reading to September 27 and ordered the seizure of Yingluck's Bt30-million bail. Even though Yingluck has fled the country, several of her relatives have shown that they stand by her.

Chayika Wongnaphachan, the daughter of Yingluck's elder sister Yaowares Shinawatra, posted a picture of her hugging Yingluck on Instagram.

In the picture, Yingluck beamed while holding the 2016 calendar that displayed a picture of herself and Thaksin. Chayapa Wongsawat, another niece of Yingluck, commented on Chayika's post - "We will all miss you".

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