Opposition to Thai coup simmers, ex-PM in 'safe place'
BANGKOK - Former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was in a "safe place" on Saturday, an aide said, after being held by Thailand's army following its seizure of power this week, as opposition to the coup grew among her supporters and pro-democracy activists.
"Now she's in a safe place ... She has not been detained in any military camp. That's all I can say at this moment," the aide said, declining to be identified.
A source from her Puea Thai Party added: "We can't say she is absolutely free because there are soldiers in the area, monitoring her."
This source said several former ministers from her cabinet were being held in army facilities in Saraburi, neighbouring Lopburi province or Bangkok. (Reuters)