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Appointing “Yingluck” as special representative to the UN, not related to Thailand.

Government House, "Panpree" said the government has not yet been notified of the UN appointing "Yingluck" as special envoy to Myanmar. Point out that it is not against the principles of interfering in ASEAN. If deemed appropriate, anyone can be appoi...


Government House, “Panpree” said the government has not yet been notified of the UN appointing “Yingluck” as special envoy to Myanmar. Point out that it is not against the principles of interfering in ASEAN. If deemed appropriate, anyone can be appointed, not related to Thailand.

Mr. Panpree Phitthanukorn, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Referring to the case of The Irrawady news agency of Myanmar reporting that Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra, former prime minister, has been appointed special representative to Myanmar of the United Nations Secretary-General. After Myanmar has not had such a position since 2013, he said he had seen the news and had checked the preliminary information. Haven’t found any facts about this yet. Not sure how the news happened? which the news agency that reported the article Maybe use a headline and add text.

‘The Thai government has not yet confirmed the appointment. Yesterday (April 1) was also April Fool’s Day, so I think it still shouldn’t be as reported by the
media. Although in the article there is a statement from a Myanmar government spokesperson that it is unlikely to be April Fool’s Day, the Thai government has not yet received the report. and believe it is unlikely,’ said the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

When asked if Ms. Yingluck was indeed appointed, would it be considered a violation of the principle of not interfering in the internal affairs of ASEAN or not? Mr. Panpree said that it was not an offense. Because if it is an appointment The UN will consider it as appropriate. If the United Nations deems it appropriate, it can appoint anyone to take the position. Not related to the Thai government.

Source: Thai News Agency