Former Thailand prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra does have a Cambodian passport, and may have used it to flee in 2017

News adds weight to theory politician escaped over border while supposedly under 24-hour military surveillance. Yingluck used the travel document to set up a company in Hong Kong last year.

Thailand’s former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra is a Cambodian passport holder, the South China Morning Post has learned, adding weight to the theory she fled her country in 2017 via Cambodia, despite strenuous denials by Phnom Penh.

Corporate filings in Hong Kong revealed Yingluck, 51, had used a Cambodian passport to register as the sole director of P.T. Corporation Company, a firm incorporated in the city on August 24 last year, almost a year to the day after she went into self-imposed exile ahead of a sentence for criminal negligence.

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