Ex-Thai PM Yingluck's wealth rose while in office, says anti-graft panel

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra answers questions from the media during a press conference at the permanent secretary for defence suburb of Bangkok on May 7, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

BANGKOK (THE NATION/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Thailand's former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra's wealth increased by some 33 million baht (S$1.3 million) while she was in office, according to the country's anti-graft agency.

Ms Yingluck was richer by the time she was forced to step down, but other ministers in her Cabinet got poorer, the body said.

As of May 7 when she was disqualified from office following a ruling by the Constitutional Court, Ms Yingluck had assets worth 601 million baht (S$23 million) and 28 million baht in debt.

Her son Supasek Amornchat had assets worth 1.3 million baht.