From Manager, July 12, 2011
Yingluck Shinawatra: I wrote the cabinet list all by myself. Khun Thaksin was not involved in writing it at all.
Bottom right: If you must lie, take care that your son is not listening.
This refers to Yingluck’s recent appearance with her son at a market. There she made some incredible statements–especially common in Thai politics–making claims everyone knows are not true. Yingluck matter-of-factually claimed she chose her cabinet and Thaksin was not involved.
Other examples of such statements:
Pheu Thai MPs to attend Thaksin’s birthday party in Bali – The Nation, July 20, 2011
…Pheu Thai deputy leader Plodprasop Suraswadi said the planned trip was private without linkage to the party.
Banharn-Thaksin meeting downplayed – Bangkok Post, July 10, 2011
…Ms Yingluck denied the report. She said Mr Banharn went to see Thaksin out of a personal acquaintance and their meeting had nothing to do with the formation of the cabinet…