Yingluck visits Chiang Rai

Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Wednesday morning arrived at Mae Fah Luang airport in Chiang Rai on an official visit to monitor the progress of government projects in the area.

She was accompanied by caretaker Interior Minister Charupong Ruangsuwan, caretaker Transport Minister Chadchart Sittipunt, caretaker Deputy Interior Minister Wisan Techathirawat, caretaker Deputy Education Minister Sermsak Pongpanich and secretary general to the caretaker premier Pol Maj Gen Thawat Boonfueng.

Ms Yingluck was greeted by Chiang Rai governor Pongsak Wangsamer on her arrival and a large crowd of people who handed her flowers in a show of moral support.

The group shouted encouragement at Ms Yingluck, urging her to continue performing her duties as caretaker premier for the good of the country.

Ms Yingluck will stay overnight in Chiang Rai on Wednesday and will travel to Chiang Mai on Thursday.

Share your thoughts

Discussion 1 : 26/02/2014 at 07:24 PM
Remember the helicopter delays last time
Discussion 2 : 26/02/2014 at 04:49 PM
why does she always visit the North? are there no government projects in the South worth visiting?
Discussion 3 : 26/02/2014 at 02:54 PM
You know the reason its called electioneering.
Discussion 4 : 26/02/2014 at 01:58 PM
Only last week Yingluck claimed not to be responsible for any corruption in the rice pledging scheme because she was only involved in policy matters (not the details). So why is again making official visits to monitor the progress of other government projects?
Discussion 5 : 26/02/2014 at 12:53 PM
Not much happening in Bangkok this week, why not go for a jaunt in the country. (Hope she makes it back in time for her hearing Thursday).
Discussion 6 : 26/02/2014 at 12:13 PM
on the taxpayers baht ...no doubt
Discussion 7 : 26/02/2014 at 11:54 AM
Hope my taxpayer money didn't pay for this trip, as I am STRONGLY against it. Why go there when all the situations needing attention are here???

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