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Fugitive former leader Yingluck Shinawatra is in Dubai, says Thailand PM

Thai court sentenced Yingluck in absentia to 5 years in prison for alleged negligence in a subsidy program

AP | PTI  |  Bangkok 

Yingluck Shinawatra
Yingluck Shinawatra

Thailand's Prime Minister says a preliminary investigation shows former Prime Minister is in the Mideast commercial hub of

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha made the comments Thursday in response to reporters' questions. It was the first official word on the former leader's whereabouts since she fled last month.

He says the information comes from a "preliminary informal report" compiled by Thailand's foreign ministry.

A Thai court sentenced Yingluck in absentia to five years in prison on Wednesday for alleged negligence in a money- losing rice program. Her government was ousted in a 2014 military coup.

Officials in had no immediate comment.

First Published: Thu, September 28 2017. 16:13 IST