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Ex-inmate writes song with snide lyrics on Thaksin as convict at large


By Thai Newsroom Reporters

FORMER MP-TURNED-FORMER INMATE Thepthai Senapong has jumped on the bandwagon of certain political activists by writing a song with sarcastic lyrics in tacit reference to de facto Pheu Thai boss-cum-convict at large Thaksin Shinawatra.

The former Democrat MP of Nakhon Sri Thammarat who has served 16 months in jail until recently for convicted wrongdoing in an electoral rigging case in his southern home province has posted on his Facebook page to say he himself has written the song entitled “I Am An Angel Inmate” with snide remarks on the “sickly” convict at large who had been earlier sentenced in absentia to eight years in prison which was curtailed by royal pardon to one year for a few counts of misconduct perpetrated in office nearly two decades ago.

The “Angel Inmate” apparently refers to the “sickly” de facto Pheu Thai boss who has been practically staying above the law, compromising the country’s judicial system and being given allegedly undue privileges to keep himself from jail, according to the former MP-turned-former inmate.

Thaksin has been admitted at Police Hospital for “illnesses” the symptoms and details of which have yet remained a mystery to the public so he could allegedly keep himself from being literally put behind bars despite his being currently legally obliged to serve his curtailed one-year jail with the probability of his being released on parole as soon as next February.

Thepthai said his sarcastic song is scheduled for release on Nov.29 which will mark 100 days of Thaksin’s return since Aug.22, the date on which real estate mogul-turned-Pheu Thai candidate Srettha Thavisin, quietly endorsed by Thaksin’s sister/deposed prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, was named prime minister.

A group of anti-Thaksin activists have earlier pressed for the authorities to bring the de facto Pheu Thai boss-cum-convict at large to jail once and for all.


Top: Former Democrat MP Thepthai Senapong, left, and de facto Pheu Thai boss Thaksin Shinawatra, right. Photo: Thai Rath

Front Page: Thepthai Senapong. Photo: Matichon

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