Deputy PM Wissanu clarifies that land plots, condos, houses and bank deposits of ex-premier have been temporarily blocked.
Houses, condominiums and 37 land plots belonging to former premier Yingluck Shinawatra have been frozen by the Department of Legal Execution as part of the government's civil liability lawsuit seeking Bt35 billion (S$1.4 billion) compensation over her alleged wrongdoing in her government's rice-pledging scheme.
The combined value of the properties has not been disclosed, according to Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam.
However, Yingluck reported in 2015 after leaving public office that she had total assets worth Bt610.8 million.
In the report filed with the National Anti-Corruption Commission, Yingluck's assets included Bt14.2 million in cash, Bt24.9 million in bank deposits, Bt115.5 million in investments, Bt108 million in loans, Bt117 million in land plots, and Bt162 million in other properties.
The Legal Execution Department had told Yingluck's banks to transfer deposits from her seven accounts to the agency on July 19, Yingluck's lawyer Noppadon Laothong said yesterday.
He said he was not aware of the exact amount of the deposits.
Yingluck has been notified by Bangkok Bank of the action, but she has not been informed by her other banks, the lawyer said.
Meanwhile, the Administrative Court has ordered the Legal Execution Department and the Finance Ministry to explain to the court within 15 days why they need to seize money from her bank accounts, the court's deputy spokesman, Terdpong Kongchan, said yesterday.
Yingluck has petitioned the court, seeking an injunction after learning that authorities had started seizing her assets.