By Thai Newsroom Reporters
DEPOSED PRIME MINISTERS Thaksin Shinawatra and Yingluck Shinawatra have shown up in Phnom Penh to join in the celebrations of Cambodia’s outgoing Prime Minister Hun Sen’s birthday over the weekend.
According to Cambodia’s Fresh News report, Thaksin and Yingluck arrived in Phnom Penh yesterday to attend Hun Sen’s 71st birthday party, spent the night in the Cambodian capital and had breakfast with the Cambodian leader before leaving the Indochinese country today.
Thaksin is known as personally associated with Hun Sen since the last few decades.
Known as de facto Pheu Thai boss, Thaksin tweeted yesterday to say he has again postponed his return for no more than a couple of weeks from an earlier-scheduled Aug.10, saying he is to go through a medical checkup somewhere in an undisclosed country. His much-heralded homecoming is to be via a private jet from somewhere abroad and landing at Don Mueang airport.
The volatile situation in which his own Pheu Thai has been apparently hitting snags in trying to set up a coalition government and in naming real estate tycoon Srettha Thavisin, known as personally associated with Yingluck, for prime minister, has finally prompted a further delay in his long-planned return.
The globetrotting de facto Pheu Thai boss who has been earlier sentenced in absentia by court to a combined 10-year jail due to three separate cases of convicted misconduct perpetrated during his premiership nearly two decades ago may have anticipated being put behind bars at Bangkok Remand Prison for a matter of days, not months or years, and then living his life somewhere else practically in house-arrest fashion, given the possibility of being somehow helped out by some powers-that-be who could be more or less involved in the making of a Pheu Thai-led coalition government.
Former prime ministers Thaksin Shinawatra and Yingluck Shinawatra at outgoing Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s birthday party this weekend. Photos: Fresh News