By Thai Newsroom Reporters
DE FACTO PHEU THAI BOSS Thaksin Shinawatra will not return home and immediately put himself behind bars under court convictions after the May 14 general election, concluded former Red Shirt leader Jatuporn Prompan today (Apr.8).
Jatuporn posted on his Facebook page to accuse the deposed prime minister of telling lies time and again about his surprise pledge earlier made during an interview in Tokyo to throw himself in jail upon his yet-unscheduled homecoming.
The former Red Shirt leader dared Thaksin, who has been living in self-exile overseas following the 2006 coup, to come back and get himself in jail any day ahead of the May 14 general election to prove his word.
Given the possibility of Paetongtarn Shinawatra, one of a trio of Pheu Thai partisan contestants for prime minister, becoming head of a post-election government, her father’s repeated homecoming pledge could inevitably put an embarrassing, hefty burden on her, Jatuporn remarked.
Thaksin has repeatedly heralded a Pheu Thai landslide victory online whilst Pheu Thai leader Chonlanan Srikaew has predicted his camp will get as many as 310 MPs and become core of government but Jatuporn doubted that the de facto party boss will ever do what he has pledged time and again to do after the nationwide race to parliament has ended.
The former Red Shirt leader contended that Thaksin was merely helping his party with such a vote-wooing tactic to achieve the targeted landslide triumph.
The Supreme Court has convicted Thaksin in absentia for having perpetrated misconducts during his premiership nearly two decades earlier as alleged in three separate lawsuits and sentenced him to a combined 10 years in prison.
Former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra and former Red Shirt leader Jatuporn Prompan. Above photo: Naewna, Front Page photo: Thai Rath
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