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Yingluck distances speech from Thaksin

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Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, back in Thailand on Tuesday, defended her Mongolia speech, insisting she has no intention of defending elder brother Thaksin, ousted by the 2006 coup she so strongly condemned. 

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra delivers a speech at the Conference of the Community of Democracies in Ulan Bator on Monday. It draws criticism by her oppoents after it is circulated. (Photo courtesy of Government House)

The prime minister was at the centre of controversy after a strongly worded speech at the Ulan Bator democracy forum on Monday, during which she criticised the 2006 coup for derailing democracy in Thailand. She said it overthrew Thaksin, "the rightfully elected Prime Minister".

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