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POSTED | 10:41 AM | 12-02-2015

Toppled Thai PM “can’t eat noodles without permission”

Thailand’s junta chief on Thursday (12 Feb 2015) said the military is keeping such a close eye on ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra that she would be unable to eat a bowl of noodles without their permission.

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, a former army general, was justifying the decision to have soldiers search a convoy taking Yingluck to a ceremony for her ancestors in her northern hometown of Chiang Mai earlier in the week.

The following day she was pictured eating noodles in the town, a political stronghold of her wealthy family, said the Agence France Presse.

“If she wants to go to eat noodles then she can go but if we prohibit her then she cannot go,” Mr Prayuth told reporters on Thursday, indicating the military would continue to monitor her movements.

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