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Former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra broke his long silence, complaining that he has always been unfairly blamed for being behind all the untoward incidents that happened in the country be it the Ratchaprasong bomb explosion or the multiple bomb attacks in southern provinces.

 

Not only himself, he complained that his family was also subjected to the unfair treatment and smear campaign, citing the government’s use of “the miracle of law” to demand tax and fine from his family for the sale of Shin Corp’s shares to Singapore’s Temasak Holdings.

 

Writing in his Facebook page on Friday, the exiled former prime minister said that he had to speak out this time because he could no longer accept the malicious allegations hurled against him, including the allegation that he was involved in a plot to overthrow the constitutional democracy with the King as the head of state.

 

He insisted that he has been loyal to the Monarchy and fully supportive of constitutional democracy. On the contrary, he noted that military dictatorship poses greater threat to democracy system.

 

Full Story: http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/thaksin-complains-mistreatment/

 
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Mr T I would not bother wasting my breath as you cannot deal with ignorance, stupidity and fear with people educated to say what they are told to say.

 

But maybe if you had not brought in the CCA things would be different now.

 

There is more to life than worrying about this lot that is for sure

 

You can take a horse to water but even you cannot make it drink

 

remember it as it once was and not what it turned into

 

You have a nice day

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As you sow, so shall ye reap. 

 

There is blood on your hands from your war on drugs propaganda campaign. 

 

The innocent lives that were taken as a result of it is unforgivable. 

 

Rot in misery you scumbag. 

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Why post bs.?Thaksin legged it befoe he was jailed.

Exiled is when the country kicks you out.

Poor sod his billions must be running low, so now he  is looking for sympathy.

You would leg it if you had to go to prison for 2 years. Say he stayed and went to prison he would have died there. Some one would have been paid to end his life. He did the right thing and got out. Now is he a bad dude? Yep, he certainly won't let it go. But neither will the other side. So to me this is like karma. As long as one side hates the other these games will continue. My advice is for the current government to talk together with Thaksin and come to some sort of truce so we all can move on or they can. Too long this boring war of colours has been going on. Move on Thailand.

 

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7 minutes ago, whatawonderfulday said:

And he has a point. So he should take his issue and make an official representation to the International court of Human rights.  See what picture that paints of the Junta.

Err, when he was busy conducting his war on drugs and killing over 2,000 people without trial he said  'The UN is not my father.'

He always despised any international human rights representatives when he was in power. 

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13 minutes ago, whatawonderfulday said:

And he has a point. So he should take his issue and make an official representation to the International court of Human rights.  See what picture that paints of the Junta.

Yes, but Thaksin's war on drugs and Duterte war on drugs have left the Hague rather impatient with such crackdowns.  Not sure what they would rule

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16 minutes ago, Wilsonandson said:

You would leg it if you had to go to prison for 2 years. Say he stayed and went to prison he would have died there. Some one would have been paid to end his life. He did the right thing and got out. Now is he a bad dude? Yep, he certainly won't let it go. But neither will the other side. So to me this is like karma. As long as one side hates the other these games will continue. My advice is for the current government to talk together with Thaksin and come to some sort of truce so we all can move on or they can. Too long this boring war of colours has been going on. Move on Thailand.

 

He wouldn't have died in prison,  too high a profile,  he could have been a hero to the working class for accepting the punishment.

Actually he should have got a lot longer jail sentence for hiding his assets in his maid and gardener's names for years, almost certainly to be able to manipulate stock back in the 1990',s but amazingly he escaped conviction on that one .

Then there are the cases outstanding involving state money and loans to bankrupt companies.

There will be no progress in Thailand until the working class are rid of the influence of the Shinawats. They need true leaders, dedicated to  improving the lives of the working class, not millionaires who only want to line their own pockets.

 

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1 hour ago, Freed1948 said:

He is not exiled. He flew the coop.

Come back and face the music ahole!

he did not flee the coup - he fled to avoid punishment for his crimes and indictment for more crimes.

He is not exiled, he is a criminal on the run

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9 minutes ago, sweatalot said:

he did not flee the coup - he fled to avoid punishment for his crimes and indictment for more crimes.

He is not exiled, he is a criminal on the run

Yes you are right loads of criminals running around in this place all with one thing on their mind

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30 minutes ago, sweatalot said:

he did not flee the coup - he fled to avoid punishment for his crimes and indictment for more crimes.

He is not exiled, he is a criminal on the run

"...he did not flee the coup" . Correct. He was in New York when the 2008 coup took place.

 He in fact flew the coop while jumping bail after attending the 2008 Beijing Olympic games.. And now lives in self imposed exile. 

 

fly the coop (third-person singular simple present flies the coop, present participle flying the coop, simple past flew the coop, past participle flown the coop)

(idiomatic) To depart hastily or unannounced; to escape or flee

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46 minutes ago, sweatalot said:

he did not flee the coup - he fled to avoid punishment for his crimes and indictment for more crimes.

He is not exiled, he is a criminal on the run

No he isn't. 

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4 hours ago, Cuchulainn said:

Guess who wants to come back in and wreak havoc and plunder the state's coffers to line his family's pockets again?

Wasn't there a news article just recently that reported that the state coffers had been heavily depleted since May 2014?

 

Doubt that was Thaksin

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His sister has come in for a great deal of attention too. Hard to judge if it is equitable or fair; the yellows have not been targeted as much. Perhaps they are all angels. 

Thais kept voting for the Shinawatras enough to put them in power on 3 occasions. That's democracy or, more accurately, that was democracy.

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9 hours ago, baboon said:

Yes there are. Plenty. Lots of them dressed in green.

But there weren't,  while his sister's PTP-led government  was in-power from 2011-2014,  yet still he didn't feel able to break his self-imposed exile ? :wink:

 

And that after his cousin-in-law Surapong, while Foreign Minister, had gone to the trouble of getting him a new Thai passport, too.

 

One can only speculate as to why not ? :whistling:

 

 

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Thaksin: Leave me out of the reconciliation equation

By KITTIPONG THAVEVONG,
WASAMON AUDJARINT
THE NATION

 

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EXILED FORMER PM ALSO DENIES BEING ANTI-MONARCHY

 

AFTER MONTHS of political seclusion, former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra yesterday broke his silence to deny allegations that he was behind many deadly attacks in Thailand as well as threats to the country and the monarchy.

 

Thaksin also asked to be “omitted from the equation” in the ongoing effort to achieve national reconciliation.

 

“I don’t want anyone to make any proposal to help me,” he said in his Facebook message. But the ex-PM also said that the people in power should not attempt to single him out by applying laws unfairly against him.

 

Thaksin pointed to the move by the Revenue Department to seek Bt17 billion in back-taxes from him for the sale in 2006 of his family’s shares in Shin Corp worth Bt73 billion.

 

“I have already stopped. What about you? When will you stop?” Thaksin said in his Facebook message. “Do not love the nation and the monarchy institution with your words only,” he added.

 

Thaksin said that he had often been blamed for high-profile incidents such as the 2015 bombing at the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok and deadly explosions in the deep South.

 

“This time I have to speak out. There have been attempts to create an image that I am connected to the movement that aims to overthrow the constitutional monarchy. This is unacceptable to me,” Thaksin said. He maintained he has been loyal to the monarchy and firmly believes in the country’s current political system.

 

More than 16,000 people reacted to his message with “Like”, “Love” and “Wow” emoticons. His supporters also commented in praise of what they described as his achievements while in power. Many said they missed him and were waiting for his return to Thailand.

 

Thaksin fled the country in 2008 just before the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Political Office Holders sentenced him in absentia to two years in jail for abuse of power. In 2010, the same court ordered the seizure of Bt46 billion of his assets found to have been earned dishonestly while in office.

 

The former premier yesterday blamed military coups for the fact that he has had to live in self-imposed exile overseas for more than a decade.

 

Meanwhile, Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan said yesterday that red-shirts would not be allowed to mark the seventh anniversary of a violent crackdown on protesters in April 2010, as the event would be political in nature and the country still in a state of mourning for King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died in October.

 

“Such an event would just lead to more conflicts,” said Prawit, who is also defence minister. 

 

Prawit said that even the Loi Krathong festival, held a month after the late King’s death, was celebrated modestly.

 

Since the post-coup government came to power, relatives of the 2010 victims have held commemorative events under the watchful eye of police, to express their grievance and ask for the culprits to be found.

 

Key red-shirt figure Weng Tojirakarn told The Nation that the government had not yet contacted his group but they would cooperate by cancelling the event. He said that plans for any alternative events were still being discussed.

 

In response to Prawit’s comparison, Weng said that while Loi Krathong usually involves floating flowery baskets on rivers and cheerful celebrations, the incident on April 10, 2010, is another matter.

 

Twenty-one civilians, including a Japanese journalist, and five military officers lost their lives during the 2010 clashes between security forces and red-shirt protesters, who were calling for the then-Democrat government to step down and hold elections. More than 800 people were also injured in the clashes.

 

Altogether, at least 90 people were killed and more than 1,000 injured during the political unrest that year.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/news/national/30310951

 

 
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10 hours ago, champers said:

His sister has come in for a great deal of attention too. Hard to judge if it is equitable or fair; the yellows have not been targeted as much. Perhaps they are all angels. 

Thais kept voting for the Shinawatras enough to put them in power on 3 occasions. That's democracy or, more accurately, that was democracy.

That was rule by majority not democracy

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