Fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has offered his respects to Nelson Mandela on his Facebook page, and then immediate criticised people in Thailand who "continually come up with lies to gain advantage over their opponents".
Thaksin posted on his Facebook page on Sunday, saying he wanted to praise and pay respect to one of the world's most revered statesman after learning about his failing health.
Former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, left, shakes hands with former South African president Nelson Mandela. (File photo)
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