By Thai Newsroom Reporters
BELIEVE IT OR NOT, DE FACTO PHEU THAI BOSS Thaksin Shinawatra today (Aug.5) tweeted to say he will return home in no more than a couple of weeks from now.
The deposed prime minister who has earlier claimed to come back on Aug.10 after 17 years in self-exile overseas confirmed on his Twitter page, newly rebranded as X, that he will return in no more than a couple of weeks from today and that he will have to go through a medical checkup somewhere in the meantime before flying a private jet home as earlier planned.
The de facto Pheu Thai boss has recently met with prominent political figures at a Hong Kong hotel at the height of a dilemma in which his party was scrambling to set up a government of its own.
Thaksin’s repeatedly-delayed, desperately-heralded homecoming has been apparently connected with the volatile situation in Thailand primarily surrounding his own camp whilst critics concluded that he would not return until the Pheu Thai-led coalition government has been completely established with the Bhumjaithai under de facto party boss Newin Chidchob and several others jumping onto the bandwagon but without the Move Forward.
Pheu Thai candidate for prime minister Srettha Thavisin, known as personally associated with Thaksin’s sister/deposed prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, will likely be named in a joint House/Senate meeting tentatively scheduled for Aug.17.
The de facto Pheu Thai boss was believed to have more or less anticipated being put behind bars at Bangkok Remand Prison upon arrival at Don Mueang airport only for a matter of days, not months or years, though he has already been sentenced by court to 10 years in jail due to three separate cases of convicted misconduct perpetrated during his premiership nearly two decades earlier.
Pheu Thai de facto boss/former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Top photo: Thai Rath, Front Page photo: Matichon
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