Home > News > World
Monday February 24, 2014 MYT 12:35:02 PM
Monday February 24, 2014 MYT 12:35:51 PM
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, the target of anti-government protesters who have blocked parts of Bangkok for weeks, has left the capital and is staying 150 km (90 miles) away, her office said on Monday, without specifying the location.
The protests, punctuated by occasional bomb blasts and gunfire, are aimed at unseating Yingluck and erasing the influence of her brother, ousted ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra, regarded by many as the real power behind the government.
Yingluck's office told reporters she was not in Bangkok and asked media to follow a convoy outside the city where they said Yingluck was "undertaking official duties" 150 km away.
The office would not confirm how many days Yingluck had been working from outside the Thai capital. She was last seen in public in Bangkok on Tuesday and is due to attend a corruption hearing in the capital on Thursday.
(Reporting by Amy Sawitta Lefevre; Writing by Nick Macfie; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore)
Afghan Taliban gunmen killed after attack on Kabul guesthouse
Vatican's Australian-born budget chief cooperates with child abuse inquiry
Afghan insurgents launch late-night attack on Kabul guesthouse
China to extend military reach, build lighthouses in disputed waters
Thousands of Kosovars mourn Albanian militants killed in Macedonia
Indian heatwave kills 800
Winners scoot home on new bike
England hooker Hartley cited for headbutt
Restful repose in a capsule
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)