Yingluck pledges no revenge, no special treatment
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Last Updated: Tuesday, August 09, 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.


First Published: Tuesday, August 09, 2011, 15:30

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