Yingluck watches home from train

Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra closely monitored the situation outside her home while she was on board a train from Udon Thani to Nong Khai province.

About 600 kilometres from her home in Yothin Pattana 3 in Bangkok, Ms Yingluck and caretaker Deputy Prime Minister Pol Gen Pracha Promnok watched protesters converging outside her residence on iPads transmitting up-to-date developments from security cameras installed at her home.

Pol Gen Pracha said police allowed the demonstrators to get near Ms Yingluck's place to avoid possible clashes with security authorities and hoped that they would return to the rally sites in downtown Bangkok after airing their stance outside the house.

A big turnout was at the caretaker prime minister's house in a rally led by Seree Wongmontha and Anchalee Paireerak of the People's Democratic Reform Committee.

Dr Seree read out a statement attacking Ms Yingluck's brother, convicted former prime minister Thaksin, for widespread corruption when he was in power.

He urged the caretaker prime minister to resign as the caretaker government had no legitimacy to administer the country following its rejection of a Constitution Court ruling and demanded reform before a new election is held.

The court ruled the charter draft amendment on the composition of the Senate was unconstitutional.

After the statement, Ms Anchalee and Dr Seree led the protesters away from the house and back to their main rally site at the Democracy Monument.

Ms Yingluck is on the last leg of an inspection trip to the northeastern provinces. She travelled by train from Udon Thani to Nong Khai on Sunday morning.

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Discussion 1 : 23/12/2013 at 05:24 AM
mattaya, yes the road is a public property which means you have to be considerate of others and not block it. Democracy does not give you the rights to interfere others just because the political party you voted for didn't win the election; democracy is about respecting others and accepting the majority's decision whether you agree with them or not.
Discussion 2 : 23/12/2013 at 12:16 AM
Online shopping maybe?
Discussion 3 : 22/12/2013 at 10:19 PM
i do not think yingluck is a bad person like her brother... i think she only wanted to believe in and to help her big brother.... that she was blinded by a little sister's love and trusted him... it must be very difficult for her to have to carry his heavy samsara for him now....
Discussion 4 : 22/12/2013 at 10:18 PM
not with 2.5mil watches
Discussion 5 : 22/12/2013 at 10:09 PM
Looks rather like an escape ride... Today she took a train, tomorrow she might take a plane !!!
Discussion 6 : 22/12/2013 at 10:03 PM
Until now, nobody has been trespassing private property ! And according to the school authorities, her son was not threatened...and will not be as it seems to be a luxurious habit in the family to go abroad as soon as they flair trouble... Anyone with a clear mind should keep away from such megalomaniacs...
Discussion 7 : 22/12/2013 at 09:52 PM
As Hillary Clinton once said “If you can't stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen,” This is exactly what Mrs Shinawatra is doing, staying out of the hot Bangkok !!! What a disgraceful PM...
Discussion 8 : 22/12/2013 at 09:25 PM
I feel sorry for her. I'm sure Thaksin didn't include this scene when he was extolling to her the great life she would enjoy as puppet- prime minister. She looks rather miserable, as well she might. Her house is under siege by a mob baying for her resignation and she is stuck on an uncomfortable train with Pracha Promnok for company. He looks a real bundle of fun.
Discussion 9 : 22/12/2013 at 09:22 PM
the house that contains her husband and son??? why worry???
Discussion 10 : 22/12/2013 at 09:06 PM
How did they get such a good internet connection from a train? I can't even do that from my home most times.
Discussion 11 : 22/12/2013 at 08:57 PM
Not if they're outside her residence.
Discussion 12 : 22/12/2013 at 08:47 PM
YS would also never ride a train if it wouldn't serve her fake image of "being one with the people".
Discussion 13 : 22/12/2013 at 08:43 PM
Appears well more than a million!
Discussion 14 : 22/12/2013 at 08:32 PM
So pray tell...What is it you think she should be doing...? Seriously...?
Discussion 15 : 22/12/2013 at 08:28 PM
'Nero fiddles while Rome burns'
Discussion 16 : 22/12/2013 at 08:23 PM
Now that would be too much to ask... but without doubt the most comical outcome. My health is not so good and it might just be my last laugh but surely the greatest of my life.
Discussion 17 : 22/12/2013 at 08:20 PM
With luck she has a northern connection to Dubai
Discussion 18 : 22/12/2013 at 08:08 PM
Can you just imagine the repercussions within the government if the train derails...it's really possible you know. But, of course, Phua Thai would accuse the Democrats of terrorism, I'm sure.
Discussion 19 : 22/12/2013 at 07:51 PM
Another photo op. I wonder if she flies coach.
Discussion 20 : 22/12/2013 at 07:47 PM
Love it !!! The streets in Bangkok are full of sheer masses of people protesting against her government. They've had enough of herself and the other PTP ministers serving themselves and more particularly, one fugitive in Dubai at the expense of Thai's and the country as a whole. Romes in flames so to speak, and Yingluck's only concerned about her house !!! This action pretty much sums up how we all got here in this terrible mess and nothing will change whilst she remains. Thailand needs a true democracy, whereby politicians serve the people.
Discussion 21 : 22/12/2013 at 07:44 PM
The road is public property, There is also 1000 police keeping tabs on things, unlike when the reds mobbed AV's place and splashed blood all over it, Not a cop to be seen.
Discussion 22 : 22/12/2013 at 07:18 PM
Riding on a train in Nong Khai province??? This is really the most ridiculous thing a caretaker PM can do on a Sunday while thousands of unsatisfied Thai people are on the streets of Bangkok demonstrating against her administration.
Discussion 23 : 22/12/2013 at 07:14 PM
No buckets of pigs blood mentioned?
Discussion 24 : 22/12/2013 at 06:54 PM
where does it say they entered the house or even the grounds. Just red shirt propaganda lie again
Discussion 25 : 22/12/2013 at 06:51 PM
nice coach for PM...while suthep and AV wouldnt ride train
Discussion 26 : 22/12/2013 at 06:22 PM
"Ms Yingluck and caretaker Deputy Prime Minister Pol Gen Pracha Promnok watched protesters converging outside her residence." Is this consider trespassing?
Discussion 27 : 22/12/2013 at 06:20 PM
Illegal entry of a private house is a serious crime, Entry with force are more serious crime. Those have planned and ordered are sure a criminal same as those taking order.The protesting mob leaders have been in politices and holding government post for more than 40 years should not be so childish; ignorance and shameless to pursue such stupid ideas to threaten young boy and trespass other`s property. Everyone with clear mind have kept away from these maddog bunches, but these mobs would be walking alone one day. They will get payback for sure.
Discussion 28 : 22/12/2013 at 06:17 PM
Shut off her power and water
Discussion 29 : 22/12/2013 at 05:54 PM
Looks like a lonely ride.
Discussion 30 : 22/12/2013 at 05:37 PM
Nice to see she is travelling 1st Class !

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