PM's Official Visit to France
Yingluck told Le Monde she'd shop in Paris
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra told France's Le Monde newspaper that she would go shopping after meeting with French leaders during her official visit to Paris last week.
Worldcrunch online quoted Yingluck as telling Le Monde with a big smile, that she would do some shopping after meeting with President Francois Hollande, Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault and Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius to extol Thailand's virtues.
Le Monde interviewed Yingluck at the Government House before she left for Europe last week.
When asked to comment about a series of negative criticisms against her, Yingluck told Le Monde, "Yes, of course, all of these reproaches hurt me, I'm a human being!"
She also dismissed reports that her fugitive brother; Thaksin, is behind her administration, saying "it's almost been a year since I became prime minister. If I had to depend on my brother for everything, I wouldn't have made it through."
She also refuted that she is in permanent contact with him, or that she is only here to recite a script that is written in Dubai. "I use my own qualities as a leader in power. I need his support, yes, but the clear message that I send to everyone is this: I am the prime minister," according to Le Monde.