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)
Thai PM rules out resigning as bombs, gunfire punctuate unrest
Thai PM defends negligence charges as economy falters
Thai government lifts Bangkok emergency, crisis far from over
Thai PM's supporters head for huge Bangkok rally, rule out violence
Kate makes first appearance since royal pregnancy
Pakistan's Malala receives US Liberty Medal
Washington Post ex-editor Ben Bradlee, of Watergate fame, dies
Sweden gets two new sightings, as hunt for undersea intruder goes on
WWII ships found deep in 'Graveyard of the Atlantic'
U.N. chief says moving ahead with Gaza war inquiry
Head of sphinx discovered at mysterious Greek tomb
Kickstarter suspends funding for Anonabox privacy router
Record Chelsea win prompts talk of another title assault
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)