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PM stakes her claim to reform plan

Assembly is her idea, not brother Thaksin's

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Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra insists she is not her brother Thaksin Shinawatra's puppet and the proposed political reform assembly is her brainchild. 

There was a time when Yingluck Shinawatra was happy to walk in the shadow of her big brother Thaksin. But she insists those days are behind her, and she has no need for advice from the fugitive ex-prime minister, especially on her plans for a reconciliation forum in two weeks. (Bangkok Post file photo)

In an exclusive interview, Ms Yingluck said she does not consult her brother on every issue as widely speculated. She made her own decisions largely based on advice and suggestions from her advisers and state officials.

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