Yingluck Shinawatra (Thai: ยิ่งลักษณ์ ชินวัตร, RTGS: Yinglak Chinnawat, pronounced [jîŋ.lák tɕʰīn.nā.wát]; born 21 June 1967), nicknamed Pu (Thai: ปู, pronounced [pūː], meaning "crab"), is a Thai businesswoman and politician.
|28th Prime Minister of Thailand|
5 August 2011 – 7 May 2014
|Deputy||Niwatthamrong Boonsongpaisan |
|Preceded by||Abhisit Vejjajiva|
|Succeeded by||Niwatthamrong Boonsongpaisan (Acting)|
|Minister of Defence|
30 June 2013 – 7 May 2014
|Preceded by||Sukampol Suwannathat|
|Succeeded by||Prawit Wongsuwan|
|Born||21 June 1967|
San Kamphaeng District, Chiang Mai, Thailand
|Nationality||Thai (until 2017)|
Stateless (2017-present) (fled to Dubai) (seeking asylum in UK)
|Political party||Pheu Thai Party|
|Spouse(s)||Anusorn Amornchat (m. 1995)|
|Residence||Bangkok (until 2017)|
Dubai (fled to) (2017-present)
United Kingdom (seeking asylum) (2017-present)
|Alma mater||Chiang Mai University|
Kentucky State University
Shinawatra is a member of the Pheu Thai Party who became the 28th Prime Minister of Thailand following the 2011 general election. Yingluck was Thailand's first female Prime Minister and its youngest in over 60 years. Also, she holds the distinction as the world's first female of Chinese descent to have had led the government of a UN member state.
On 2 September 2017, media said that "A search team has been set up to locate her and bring her before the Supreme Court, which issued a warrant for her arrest, to hear its ruling on Sept 27. The ex-premier faces a possible 10-year jail term if convicted of criminal negligence related to her government’s rice-pledging scheme".
- 'ปู'ปัดบินฮ่องกงพบพี่ชาย ไม่รู้'สมศักดิ์'อยากร่วมรบ. [""Pu" denied flying to Hong Kong to see her brother, not knowing "Somsak"'s joining coaliation"]. Thairath (in Thai). Bangkok. 8 July 2011. Archived from the original on 19 April 2012.
- "Yingluck, Pheu Thai win in a landslide". Bangkok Post. 3 July 2011.
- CNN, Talking politics with Thailand's PM, 18 December 2008