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Thaksin lawyer to sue PAD leader

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A lawyer for former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra on Monday filed defamation charges against a leader of the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) and pledged to also take legal action against a well-known actress. 

The lawyer, Winyat Chartmontri, claimed that PAD co-leader Somboon Thongburan made false and defamatory remarks about Thaksin in a video clip.

The clip allegedly said that Thaksin had ordered more than 400 men in black uniforms to gather at Phra Dhammakaya temple in preparation to disrupt anti-amnesty protests at Rachadamnoen Avenue and demand that government withdraw Thailand from the Preah Vihear temple case.

The lawyer said that Mr Somboon, who is facing charges in connection with PAD's seizure of Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang airports in 2008, also claimed the former premier wants both issues to be settled before Monday.

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