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Coup-makers order Thaksin to back off

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  • Writer: Wassana Nanuam and Aekarach Sattaburuth
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Former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has been told to end what the military government sees as his active involvement in politics for the betterment of the country, a source close to the former premier said. 

A Saturday "Happy Day" for civil servants and the public took place near Siam Paragon in Bangkok, featuring look-alikes of former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban (in blackface) and former Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva. (Photo courtesy of Royal Thai Army)

The junta also wanted Thaksin to tell his supporters to cease visiting him abroad. Thaksin, thought to still wield considerable influence, has agreed to cooperate, the source said.

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