BANGKOK, 13 July 2011 (NNT) – Incoming Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has voiced no concern as the Election Commission (EC) has not yet certified her MP status, saying that she is confident to be able to explain everything to the investigating panel.
Ms Yingluck stated that at present the procedure is still within the timeframe allowed by the constitution which requires the EC to consider and endorse MP status within 30 days after the general election. She added that she is confident she can clarify everything, including her shareholding case.
As for the slogan of the Pheu Thai Party that says ‘Thaksin thinks, Pheu Thai does’ which has been questioned by many people, the incoming prime minister believed that it should not be a problem because her brother, ex-Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, just proposed his ideas and has no involvement in decision making in the party.
Ms Yingluck said she did not think that the complaints raised against her were intentionally set up. She expressed her confidence that the EC will be fair for her and her Pheu Thai Party. She believed that there will be no political accident that will cause a change of the person who will be the next prime minister from her to someone else.
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