Former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra would have been in Myanmar's border town of Tachilek today if rumours about an assassination plot against him hadn't surfaced first.
Thousands of red-shirt supporters should have been there too, to meet and greet the Pheu Thai de facto leader.
The much-publicised Tachilek trip, however, has been cancelled after Thaksin's son, Panthongtae, posted on his Facebook page on Sunday saying the seizure of war weapons near the hotel where Thaksin was intending to stay was linked to a plot to kill his father. Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yubamrung confirmed the plot the next day. He claimed a suspect in the arms seizure case confessed the weapons were prepared to attack Thaksin.
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