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Thai Premier Admitted to Bangkok Hospital With Food Poisoning

November 29, 2011

Nov. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra checked into a Bangkok hospital today with food poisoning, prompting her to miss a weekly Cabinet meeting, government spokesman Thitima Chaisang said.

Yingluck, 44, was admitted to Praram 9 Hospital in Bangkok, Thitima told reporters today. Yingluck became prime minister on Aug. 9 after her party won a majority in July elections.

--With assistance from Daniel Ten Kate in Bangkok. Editor: John Brinsley

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