y elected Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was accused of buying votes with noodles, Thai newspaper Bangkok Post said. The Election Commission has launched the investigation into a complaint that Yingluck was handing out dishes with noodles she helped to cook, which can be classified as vote-buying. "There was no distribution of free food nor any attempts to buy votes as alleged," Yingluck's Pheu Thai Party spokesman Prompong Nopparit was quoted by the Nation Thai newspaper. He added that cooking was organized to attract the crowd and not be construed as a vote-buying. "Preliminary results from the investigation show it was not an act of intending to cook the noodles to give them to supporters because a noodle vendor was cooking when Ms Yingluck arrived and she asked if she could help her with the cooking," the committee's secretary-general Suthipol Thaweechaikarn told Bangkok Post.