Former PM Yingluck Reports to Army to Avoid Arrest

 | Fri 23 May 2014 16:07 ICT

Citynews – Ex-Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has reported to the National Peace and Order Maintaining Council (NPOMC) today (Friday, 23rd May). The remaining 22 Pheu Thai and Shinawatra members have been warned that if they do not obey the summons by today they will be arrested and face legal action.

Here are the people being summoned by the army:

1. Somchai Wongsawat, former prime minister and Thaksin Shinawatra’s brother-in-law.

2. Yaowapa Wongsawat, Thaksin’s sister.

3. General Chaiyasit Shinawatra, former army commander and Thaksin’s cousin.

4. Noppadon Pattama, Thaksin’s legal advisor and ex-Minister of Foreign Affairs

5. Chalerm Yubamrung, Yingluck’s government minister and head of the dissolved Centre for the Administration of Peace and Order (CAPO)

6. Suranand Vejjajiva, Yingluck’s aide

7. Pokin Polakul, Pheu Thai strategist

8. Yongyuth Tiyapairat, a former house speaker who previously faced charges of electoral fraud

9. Phumtham Wechayachai, key Pheu Thai member

10. Police General Panupong Singhara na Ayutthaya

11. Lieutenant-General Chat Kulladiloke, former Deputy Minister of Transport

12. Prommin Lertsuridej, former Secretary General to Thaksin and ex-Minister of Energy

13. Pansak Vinyaratn, former Political Advisor to Thaksin, dubbed “Thaksin’s Oracle”

14. Sompong Amornvivat, former Deputy Prime Minister and former Minister of Foreign Affairs

15. Varathep Rattanakorn, Yingluck’s Office Minister

16. Thongthong Chantarangsu, Yingluck’s Office Permanent Secretary

17. Police Major General Thawat Boonfueng, Yingluck’s Deputy Secretary General

18. Lieutenant General Manas Paolik, former commander of the Pha Muang Task Force

19. Kriangkamol Laohapairoj, part of Thaksin’s “inner circle”

20. Saroj Hongchuvej, deputy director of Pheu Thai

21. Pichai Nariptaphan, Pheu Thai member

22. Worapong Tantivejjayanont

All these people are banned from leaving the country, including Yingluck. In total, General Prayuth Chan-ocha has summoned 155 people, most of whom are key politicians, powerful figures linked to Yingluck’s government, and leaders of pro and anti-government protest movements.

Meanwhile, order 20/2557 cites an open invitation for all diplomatic personnel and military diplomats to meet at 4 p.m. today May 23.