The source said information about the whereabouts of the former Prime Minister of Thailand

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The exact whereabouts of the former Prime Minister of Thailand Yingluck Shinawatra, who has not appeared on Friday on the verdict in a criminal case of negligence and connivance of corruption remains unknown, reported RIA Novosti on Saturday on condition of anonymity, a former member of Parliament from the party «Phya Thai» («For Thailand»), which has long been led by Shinawatra.

«Yesterday and today there was a rumor that Yingluck Shinawatra is in Dubai, where her brother Thaksin. Today it was reported by CNN and Reuters, but also with reference to the members of our party, «heard» that the Shinawatra arrived in Dubai. However, no evidence that Yingluck is actually in Dubai yet. The family Shinawatra and party «Phya Thai» while no official statements on the subject did not do» — said the Agency interlocutor.

«In fact, Dubai is the most logical assumption, but until it’s established fact», he said.

On Saturday, international media reported with reference to sources in the party «Phya Thai» that Shinawatra is currently in Dubai, where he lives in exile with her older brother, former Prime Minister of Thailand, Thaksin Shinawatra, who left the country after his government was overthrown by the military in 2006.

News Agency Reuters reported on Saturday that when the reporter tried to contact Thaksin Shinawatra in Dubai to confirm information about the whereabouts of Yingluck Shinawatra, these attempts proved to be futile as the attempt of journalists to enter the territory of the condominium in Dubai where lives Thaksin Shinawatra.

Also on Saturday, Thai authorities told the media about the request about the whereabouts of Yingluck Shinawatra, sent to UAE through official channels. The response to this request, the government has not yet received, reported media in the same day, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of defense of Thailand, General Rules Wongsuwan.

The source of RIA Novosti said on Saturday that the failure Shinawatra to court on Friday was «a real shock» to former members of the party and supporters of Shinawatra, had gathered there to have a former Prime Minister of moral support on the day of the verdict.

He added that, according to several former members of the Yingluck Shinawatra can return to Thailand to appear in court on September 27, the day on which was postponed the verdict in her case.

Shinawatra is accused of negligence and connivance of corruption during the execution of a government subsidized program of rice pledge, in which the government buys from farmers at inflated rice prices for sale abroad direct inter-state transactions. Program designed to improve the economic situation of farmers was a pre-election promise Shinawatra and performed from 2011 to 2014. The sharp drop in world rice prices and massive demonstrations and riots in Bangkok in 2013 — early 2014, has paralyzed the work of government, as well as hit program corruption led to its failure and significant losses of the budget which the current government is estimated at $ 25 billion.

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