Here is a list of prominent family members: Yingluck Shinawatra insists she "can't do anything special" to help her brother Thaksin, who was ousted in a 2006 coup. "If any country doesn't respect the decisions of its people, there's no way it is going to find peace.". 198402868E. Thaksin's son Panthongtae posted a picture of his father hugging a woman whose clothing matched what Ms Yingluck was seen wearing when she left Suvarnabhumi airport at Bangkok. (Photo from @Y.Shinawatra Facebook account) In his first interviews after the election, he said he was in "no rush" and that he would only return to Thailand if he were certain it would not create problems for his party and his sister. SPH Digital News / Copyright © 2021 Singapore Press Holdings Ltd. Co. Regn. A successful businesswoman follows her brother Thaksin’s footsteps by running for prime minister of Thailand. In an editorial, the newspaper urged the divided nation to "accept the election result -- for Thailand's sake. That's because she and her party have promised their people no less than a golden future. With the end of People's Power Party emerged the need to form a new political party. Yingluck Shinawatra made history when she became Thailand's first female prime minister in 2011 on a wave of popular support. Yingluck Shinawatra is poised to become the first female prime minister of Thailand, and the fifth person to hold that office since her older brother, Thaksin, was deposed in a military coup in 2006. Asia. But incumbent Prime Minster Abhisit Vejjajiva also had hopes for an election victory. "I believe all sides have to respect the decision of the people," he told a Thai television station on Sunday. Yingluck Shinawatra emerged as the victor in Sunday's election in Thailand. Profile: Yingluck Shinawatra A successful businesswoman follows her brother Thaksin's footsteps by running for prime minister of Thailand. An inexperienced politician, Yingluck must now show the same kind of strength that led her to become so successful as a businesswoman in the extensive Shinawatra family empire. Thailand's ex-PM Yingluck Shinawatra fled to Dubai ahead of the verdict in her trial over a rice subsidy scheme, members of her party have said. Get unlimited access to all stories at $0.99/month for the first 3 months. -- PHOTO: I'NAM MATICHON/TWITTER, Former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Thursday reunited with her brother Thaksin Shinawatra, in Paris, Thai media reported. Yingluck Shinawatra, the 28th Prime Minister of Thailand since August 2011, was ousted in May 2014 by the Constitutional Court. The fear of a new coup had been overshadowing the 44-year-old's big election win. The simmering border dispute with Cambodia is also a potential powder keg for Yingluck. In Yingluck's case, the man is, of course, her elder brother Thaksin: the former prime minister who has polarised Thai political culture and now … Yingluck was Thailand's first female Prime Minister and its youngest in over 60 years. But he is ready -- unlike before -- to meet with election winner Yingluck Shinawatra. Get in touch. -- PHOTO: PANTHONGTAE SHINAWATRA/INSTAGRAM. The former rugby professional ran on behalf of the Puea Thai Party. The comments came form the powerful Thai military figure the day after the crushing defeat suffered by his favored Democratic Party, whose outgoing defense minister Prawit Wongsuwon is also a general and a comrade in arms of Prayuth. Thailand's ex-PM Yingluck Shinawatra fled to Dubai ahead of the verdict in her trial over a rice subsidy scheme, members of her party have said. Thailand's New Leader Must Step out of Brother's Shadow, Loyal to the King: Exiled Thai Prime Minister Awaits Chance to Return. PARIS - Former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Thursday reunited with her brother Thaksin Shinawatra, in Paris, Thai media reported. Yingluck must fight corruption more decisively than her predecessor and she must strengthen freedom of the press and opinion. Yingluck Shinawatra enjoys considerable popularity among the "red shirts" camp. Before boarding her flight, Ms Yingluck promised reporters at the airport that she would return in August. Ms Yingluck is scheduled to return to Thailand on Aug 10. ", Even General Sonthi, one of the toughest warhorses in the Thai senior officer corps, reportedly had some reassuring words: "The people's voice must be respected.". "Let me take a leisure trip with my son. She is a Thai politician and the leader of the Pheu Thai Party. The state-ment by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs urged self-restraint on all sides in Thailand and the restoration of normal relations. She was the younger sister of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra and the first woman in the country to hold that office. She became Thailand’s first female Prime Minister in 2011 and is currently serving as prime minister. In the same … She said earlier she planned to visit France, the UK, Germany, Belgium and the USA, the Bangkok Post reported. "There is a lot of work ahead," a businesslike Yingluck warned her exuberant supporters on election night, and she is sounding out smaller parties as possible future coalition partners despite her party's absolute majority, in order to allow her to be able to govern as widely as possible. In the midst of her big triumph, the beaming election winner emphasized restraint and modesty: "I don't want to say it's victory for me and the Pheu Thai party," Yingluck said, "but people are giving me a chance and I will work to my best ability for the people." She was removed from office on 7 May 2014 by a Constitutional Court decision. Former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Thursday reunited with her brother Thaksin Shinawatra, in Paris, Thai media reported. She was accused of abuse of power for replacing the national security chief by a supporter of her Puea Thai party back in 2011. A separate picture posted on Twitter show Thaksin and Ms Yingluck hugging and posing for the camera. Puea Thai Party politician Pracha Prasopdee (pictured here) was hit by bullets from an M-16 machine gun, but he received only slight injuries. She was the younger sister of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra and the … 30 Jun 2011 14:05 GMT Students, brothers and sisters want to see the country change, and they are asking Prayut to resign and amend the Constitution. Yingluck’s brother Thaksin Shinawatra first introduced the rice programmes before he himself was ousted in a 2006 coup. One of Abhisit's first cousins, Suranand Vejjajiva was a cabinet minister under Thaksin's Thai Rak Thai party and served as the Prime Minister's Secretary General under Yingluck Shinawatra. Yingluck's brother, Thaksin Shinawatra is a wealthy businessman and former PM of Thailand. We accept it. Yingluck’s brother, Thaksin was in power in the erstwhile government. Yingluck Shinawatra was born on June 21, 1967. Yingluck Shinawatra (Thai: ยิ่งลักษณ์ ชินวัตร, RTGS: Yinglak Chinnawat, pronounced [jîŋ.lák tɕʰīn.nā.wát]; born 21 June 1967), or nickname Pu (Thai: ปู, pronounced , "crab"), is a Thai businesswoman an politeecian, member o the Pheu Thai Pairty, the 28t Prime Meenister o … The military could use the issue at any time to create a row and then assume power of the country through the pretext of a national emergency. By registering, you agree to our T&C and Privacy Policy. Photo Gallery: A Victor in the Land of Smiles. Ms Yingluck comes from an intensely political family. Her campaign was steered by her brother. They can read the article in full after signing up for a free account. It is also a historical day for the Shinawatra family, since the clan now has three Prime Ministers (the second one is Somchai Wongsawat, who is the brother-in-law of Thaksin). This article is now fully available for you, Please verify your e-mail to read this subscriber-only article in full. After her nomination as the Pheu Thai party's candidate, Thaksin disparagingly described her as his "clone". The gift link for this subscriber-only article has expired. The younger sister of elder brother Thaksin Shinawatra who ran „Prathet Thai“, translation: „Land Of The Free“, as being its Prime Minister from 2001 to 2006 – until he was toppled and forced into exile by a military coup on September 19th, 2006 – has celebrated her 53rd Birthday on June 21st, 2020. Yingluck Shinawatra, (born June 21, 1967, San Kamphaeng town, Thailand), Thai businesswoman and politician who was prime minister of Thailand from 2011 to 2014. Yingluck Shinawatra , nicknamed Pou (Thai: ปู, RTGS: Pu, pronounced [pūː], meaning "crab"), is a Thai businesswoman, politician and a member of the Pheu Thai Party who became the Prime Minister of Thailand following the 2011 election. She is expected to attend Thaksin's 65th birthday celebration in France on July 26. Vorapong Tantivechayanont (right) was also a newcomer to politics this election. A supporter of Pheu Thai Party wears a t-shirt showing a picture of ex Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra (R) and her brother fugitive former premier Thaksin Shinawatra (L) during a rally of the Pheu Thai Party ahead of the 2019 Thai general election. Yingluck Shinawatra. Thailand's former PM 'flees to Singapore' during high-profile trial. Thailand's powerful army has recognized the election victory of Yingluck Shinawatra and her Pheu Thai party. Just five years ago, Sonthi sang a very different tune when he served as the architect of the military coup which ousted the democratically elected Prime Minister Brother Thaksin: Yingluck Shinawatra's Biggest Challenge : Photo Gallery BURMA DEMOCRACY & DEVELOPMENT: Yingluck will be a puppet for ... Yingluck will be a puppet for Ms Yingluck departed from Thailand Wednesday night to start a junta-endorsed vacation in Europe which would last for about 20 days. But in a furious election campaign in the few weeks following the dissolution of parliament in early May, the politically inexperienced businesswoman managed to sweep away the ruling elite of Prime Minister Abhisit and claim an absolute majority. Yingluck Shinawatra is the sister of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who is currently living in exile in Dubai. General Prayuth will not be making any political comments for the time being, an army official said shortly after the country's election. Share gift link below with your friends and family. ", And Prawit added arrogantly: "Let the politicians work. He also directed the course for her campaign from his exile in Dubai with the slogan: "Thaksin thinks, Pheu Thai acts". The first shots in the country were fired soon after Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva (seen here at an appearance in May) announced he would dissolve parliament. Her father was an MP and her elder brother, Thaksin Shinawatra, now in exile, was prime minister. She is now set to become the country's first female prime minister. "We will allow the politicians to work it out," he said. All done! The legacy he leaves behind for her is hard enough. Thaksin Shinawatra, the brother of Yingluck, who is set to become the first female leader of Thailand after the landslide victory of her Pheu Thai party on Sunday. Yingluck’s brother Thaksin Shinawatra first introduced the rice programs before he himself was ousted in a 2006 coup. SPIEGEL+-Zugang wird gerade auf einem anderen Gerät genutzt. I have been monitoring the situation in Thailand with concern. Still, he was considered by many to be a puppet of the powerful military. Former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her brother Thaksin Shinawatra, another former prime minister of the country, attend an event in Tokyo on March 29, 2018. ==Kyodo Erstklassige Nachrichtenbilder in hoher Auflösung bei Getty Images And yet it must seem like a fairytale for her, a miracle come true: Just two months ago she was unknown even to most Thais. SPIEGEL+ kann nur auf einem Gerät zur selben Zeit genutzt werden. … As founder of the Pheu Thai party, he was popular among rural poor, but unpopular among rich elite. Yingluck's vanquished rival, given his dramatic defeat, had only one course of action left open to him: He took responsibility and resigned as chairman of the Democrat Party. They haven't done anything wrong. In order to become successful, Yingluck will also have to emerge from her older brother's shadow. Yingluck Shinawatra was elected Thailand's first female prime minister on Friday in a parliamentary vote just 11 weeks into a political career crafted from exile by her brother … Former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra poses her picture to thanks supporters and his brother, Thaksin, on her birthday on Thursday. We have been experiencing some problems with subscriber log-ins and apologise for the inconvenience caused. Yingluck Shinawatra was elected Thailand's first female prime minister on Friday in a parliamentary vote just 11 weeks into a political career crafted from exile by her brother … But a log-in is still required for our PDFs. 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