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Former premier Yingluck Shinawatra and most ex-cabinet ministers were detained by army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha after having reported to the National Peace and Order Maintaining Council (NPOMC) on Friday, a highly placed army source has confirmed. 

Ms Yingluck, who has hardly made any public appearances since she was stripped of her role as prime minister by the Constitutional Court, turned up at the Army Auditorium in Bangkok's Thewes area around noon after the coup-makers issued announcements demanding she and 154 others report yesterday.

The ex-prime minister spent about 15 minutes at the venue before she was "asked" to go to the 1st Division, King's Guard base, which is opposite the auditorium. She reportedly met army commander and NPOMC chairman Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha there.

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