Yingluck pledges no revenge, no special treatment

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 15:30

Bangkok: Yingluck Shinawatra in her first national address after receiving a royal command as Thailand`s 28th prime minister, Tuesday pledged her administration would not work towards seeking revenge.

Thailand`s first female prime minister said taking
revenge would only create more complications and hinder
efforts in moving the country forward.

She also ensured that her administration would not grant
preferential treatment to any particular group.

"Instead, with the fullest of my ability and endeavor, I
intend to work towards national reconciliation, end any
current sufferings, bring the smiles back to the faces of the
Thais, and prosperity to our country," she said.

Yingluck, from the Pheu Thai party which won the July 3 general election, on Friday was voted in unopposed as prime minister by Thailand`s Parliament.

She received the royal command from Parliament
Secretary-General Pitoon Phumhiran at the Pheu Thai
headquarters, here.

Yingluck said she was privileged to be in a position
where she could give something back to her country and the
people.

"For this reason, I ensure that I will not grant preferential treatment to any particular group," she said.

Yingluck, 44, is the youngest sister of Thaksin whose six
years of premiership ended prematurely as he was ousted in a
bloodless coup on Sept 19, 2006.

Thaksin now lives in self-exile since fleeing Thailand in
2008 after being charged with corruption over his wife`s
purchase of land in Bangkok and was later found guilty in
absentia and sentenced to two years in prison.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 15:30

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