ODDBALL NEWS OF 2012
The rumour about an assassination plot against ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra lost credibility soon after it hit the news.
In a post on his Facebook page on Nov 4, Panthongtae Shinawatra, son of former prime minister Thaksin, says the arrest of a tribesman and seizure of weapons in Tachilek was possibly linked to an assassination plot against his father.
The reports emerged just before his visit to Myanmar in early November. Posting on his Facebook page, Thaksin's son, Panthongtae Shinawatra, claimed his father's life was in danger after a tribesman was arrested on Nov2 at a house near the Regina Hotel in Tachilek township where Thaksin was scheduled to stay.
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