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Latest: Former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra proves she's back from her trip abroad by going shopping for groceries this morning, posing for photos and a video (included). She returned to Thailand on schedule last night, but all the waiting media at Don Mueang airport got were photos of her luggage.
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Here's proof she's back. Our military affairs reporter Wassana Nanuam has just posted a photo on her Facebook and Twitter accounts of former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra shopping for groceries at her local Tesco Lotus store, the morning after her return from two-and-a-half weeks abroad.
And now a youtube video has surfaced of the same shopping trip:
Early morning story
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She's back: Yingluck returns on schedule
The Thai-language media is full of reports this morning that former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is back at her home in Thailand.
According to Post Today, she landed at Don Mueang Airport about 22:15 last night in a private jet coming from Singapore.
A large group of reporters and photographers was waiting for her, but they were kept well away. All they got were photos of her luggage. Ms Yingluck reportedly went directly to her Bangkok home.
Matichon reports that a group of Phue Thai party members was able to welcome her, however.
Prior to her arrival last night, there was much speculation that she would go into exile like her elder brother Thaksin to avoid pending legal action against her.
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arrival: when someone reaches where they are going (arrives) - ขาเข้า การเข้ามา
avoid: to try to prevent something from happening - หลีกเลี่ยง
directly: in a direct line or manner; immediately - โดยตรง, ทันที
elder: older - ที่อายุมากกว่า
exile: a situation in which you live in a foreign country because you feel you cannot live in your own country, usually for political reasons - การลี้ภัย การถูกขับออกนอกประเทศ
legal: relating to the law - เกี่ยวกับกฎหมาย
luggage: baggage; all the cases and bags that you take with you when you travel - กระเป๋าเดินทาง
media: radio, television, newspaper, the Internet, considered as a group - สื่อ
on schedule: at the planned time - ตามตาราง
pending: waiting to be dealt with, settled or completed - ยังค้างอยู่, ซึ่งยังไม่จบสิ้น, อยู่ในระหว่าง
prior: before - ก่อนหน้า
private: intended for or involving a particular person or group of people, not for people in general - ส่วนตัว
proof: information, documents, etc. that show that something is true - การพิสูจน์
reportedly: as reported (often used for showing that you are not certain that something you are reporting is true) - ตามที่รายงาน
reporter: someone whose job is to write articles or make broadcasts about events in the news - ผู้สื่อข่าว, นักข่าว
speculation: ideas or discussion about what might happen or has happened or why something has happened without having complete information - การคาดการณ์
surface: to become known of seen - เป็นที่รู้, ปรากฏ, เปิดเผย