Former Thai PM Yingluck confirmed to be in London hinh anh 1Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was at the Supreme Court in Bangkok on July 21, 2017 (Source: VNA)

Bangkok (VNA) – Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who fled the country to avoid being imprisoned over a rice subsidy scheme, has been in London, Thai Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai confirmed on January 9.

His affirmation came after several photographs purporting to be of Yingluck were widely shared on social media.

He told reporters that one UK minister had informed Thai authorities that Yingluck has been in the UK since September 2017.

The Thai government has not made a decision on whether to ask Britain to extradite Yingluck, he added.

Yingluck was sentenced in September in her absence to five years in prison for mismanaging the rice scheme.-VNA