Yingluck targets fake FB profiles

Yingluck targets fake FB profiles

Former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra asks her lawyer to file complaints with police to take action on fake Facebook accounts. (Photo from @Y.Shinawatra Facebook account)
Former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra asks her lawyer to file complaints with police to take action on fake Facebook accounts. (Photo from @Y.Shinawatra Facebook account)

A lawyer of ex-prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra has filed a complaint with police after her name was used to register many fake Facebook accounts.

Several Facebook pages named “Yingluck Shinawatra” are not real, Ms Yingluck said on Monday, warning netizens who are visiting the site and being persuaded to join businesses and non-business activities.

The sister of former prime minister Thaksin posted the warning on her real Facebook account and vowed to take legal action on those behind the fake ones.

“I’ve already had my lawyer complain to the police to start a probe into the wrongdoing,” wrote Ms Yingluck, also a fugitive who fled in September 2017 to evade a court verdict on the rice-pledging scheme in which she was sentenced guilty in absentia and received a five-year jail term.


Do you like the content of this article?
COMMENT (20)

More prison time

A Myanmar junta court sentenced the country's ousted leader Suu Kyi to a further three years in prison while also jailing an Australian economist.

12:45

Flood warnings

Storm Noru moving through Isan and into the Central Plains, and expected to cause flooding where heavy rain and runoff arriving from the rain-soaked North converge.

11:40

Coolio dies

Coolio, the American rapper best known for the chart-topping 1995 song "Gangsta's Paradise," has died.

11:32