“Yes, she had asked for permission. How could she go if did not make a request,” he said when asked if she had the permission to travel overseas.
He confirmed media reports that Yingluck would also be travelling to India.
Prayuth, who is also chief of Thailand’s National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), told this today the media after chairing the weekly cabinet meeting here Tuesday.
Yingluck departed to Japan along with her son and his friends on Oct 19 and is scheduled to return on Oct 26.
According to reports in local media, Yingluck will stay in Japan for three days, where she also will meet her brother, ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra.
They then are scheduled to travel to India to participate in a Buddhist religious ceremony with a group of former members of parliament from the Pheu Thai Party.
Meanwhile, Prayuth will also be going overseas for an official visit to Cambodia on Oct 30-31.
He is expected to discuss cooperation on border trade, special economic zone and marine energy, said Yongyuth Maiyarap, the government spokesman, at the weekly cabinet meeting press conference here today.
He said Prayuth will also attend the APEC meeting in China in November.
Later, Prayuth will make official visits to make courtesy calls on his ASEAN counterparts including Malaysia, Vietnam, Laos and Singapore.