Thaksin holds out a distant hope
Deposed former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra is again provoking the Prayut Chan-o-cha government and the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) by rousing opposition among his supporters at home ahead of Thailand's first election in five years timed for early next year.
Thaksin, who has been living in self exile for a decade to escape his two–year jail sentence for abuse of power while in office, on Aug 9 met a group of former MPs and politicians from the Pheu Thai Party and his supporters at a hotel in Hong Kong. There, they celebrated a belated 69th birthday party for Thaksin who was born on July 26.
Anucha Charoenpo is news editor, Bangkok Post.
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