PM heads to Nong Khai by train

Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Sunday morning travelled by train from Udon Thani to Nong Khai on an inspection trip.

She was accompanied on the train by caretaker Deputy Prime Minister Pracha Promnok, Deputy Prime Minister Kittiratt Na-Ranong, Transport Minister Chadchat Suttipunt, Public Health Minister Pradit Sintawanarong, Deputy Education Minister Sermsak Pongpanich, Deputy Interior Minister Visarn Techatheerawat, PM's deputy secretary-genral Thawat Boonfueng and State Railway of Thailand governor Prapas Chongsa-nguan.

They boarded the special train at about 10am.

A large number of people turned up at the Udon Thani railway station to give the prime minister moral support amid tight police security.

Earlier in the morning, at the Napalai Hotel in Udon Thani, Ms Yingluck said it was a pity for the Democrat Party to have decided to boycott the Feb 2 election.

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Discussion 1 : 22/12/2013 at 05:11 PM
I hope Yingluck didn't forget to bring a lot of cash to buy enough votes over there. That's why she needs so many people to travel with her to carry the moneybags. Victory ensured.
Discussion 2 : 22/12/2013 at 04:25 PM
Just floating around without taking any responsibility, that has been since the first order from Dubai
Discussion 3 : 22/12/2013 at 02:27 PM
Hope her trip is productive and dosen't end up like the country due to PTP - derailed.
Discussion 4 : 22/12/2013 at 01:06 PM
WOW !!! How funny is this. The PM, the deputy PM's, and other high ranking Government Officials all choose to go on a train inspection trip to Udon, the same day that mass rallies are organized in Bangkok. Reading between the lines, it says, PTP Government Elite, all run away and hide like scared children.
Discussion 5 : 22/12/2013 at 01:04 PM
Her government has been derailed though.
Discussion 6 : 22/12/2013 at 01:04 PM
No train derailments today? A high speed train in Thailand would be a catastophe waiting to happen.
Discussion 7 : 22/12/2013 at 01:02 PM
Inspecting the escape route and campaigning for the election at the same time , which is against the election law. Running away from the problems must be in the family.
Discussion 8 : 22/12/2013 at 12:52 PM
It is still a democracy. They have left Bangkok to the mad inhabitants who wish to protest and riot in their own backyard. Zero Chance of Army being able to do what they really want - Overthrow PT and Stage Coup - as Only the fascists are creating mayhem. What is great is that they creating mayhem and causing financial damage to themselves and the rich thai's who cannot trade now. BKK is not Thailand!! You and ST would do well to learn that
Discussion 9 : 22/12/2013 at 12:47 PM
What low class cheats, Electioneering on the taxpayers Baht, as @Dickemery said , how about a trip South, how about Klong Toey ex Madam PM.
Discussion 10 : 22/12/2013 at 12:41 PM
Guess she's had a lot of practice running from problems. Seems she'll be putting it to the test from now on, and forever be running from whistles and taunts the rest of her days and nights.
Discussion 11 : 22/12/2013 at 12:36 PM
State Railway of Thailand governor Prapas Chongsa-nguan perhaps better ensures that her train is not drailing as usually it happens weekly.
Discussion 12 : 22/12/2013 at 12:29 PM
there, she went. she will win again.
Discussion 13 : 22/12/2013 at 12:28 PM
It's a pity for Thailand to have a prime minister that acts like that. Where is she, taking election campain trips instead of workin' for the benefit of the country.For the democrats that's the only solution, to boycott the election. No positive outcome if they don't. Please thailand get over your problems and find people who are able + not corrupted to run your country for the benefit of the people, not the Dubai baker mafia.
Discussion 14 : 22/12/2013 at 12:27 PM
perhaps the pm should take a train journey deep south and be more concerned for all the people well beings,not just her supporters,being self appointed as defence minister as well,her lack of interest shows,it is indeed a divided nation

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