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Potjaman prefers daughter not run for PM: Thaksin

By Thai Newsroom Reporters POTJAMAN NA Pombejra, former spouse of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, strongly prefers that their youngest daughter, Paetongtarn Shinawatra, not run for head of a post-election government. During yesterday’s Care Clubhouse live podcast, Thaksin said his ex-spouse preferred that Paetongtarn only perform as head of “Pheu Thai Family” and spearhead electoral

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Thaksin wins case against Revenue Department

  FORMER prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra today (August 8) won a case against the Revenue Department with the Central Tax Court ordering the revocation of assessed collection of 17 billion baht tax over the sale of Shin Corp shares, Matichon newspaper said. Thaksin’s lawsuit was against the Revenue Department, Mr. Pongsak Methapipat, the department’s director-general

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Thaksin quickly lashes back at Prayut

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters SELF-EXILED former premier Thaksin Shinawatra reconfirmed yesterday (July 19) he will certainly return home after Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha had just dared the Pheu Thai Party to bring him back. In response to Prayut’s sarcasm made during the first day of a four-day censure/no-confidence motion yesterday, Thaksin reassured his terminal

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Nattawut tasked with turning Red Shirt members into Pheu Thai voters

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters FORMER RED SHIRT leader Nattawut Saikua is being named “director” of a Pheu Thai Family project with apparent intent to recruit pro-democracy activists nationwide as supporters of Pheu Thai Party in the next general election, partisan sources said today (June 14). Paetongtarn Shinawatra, leader of Pheu Thai Family and daughter

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Paetongtarn still undecided whether to run for PM: Thaksin

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters FORMER PRIME MINISTER Thaksin Shinawatra said last night (Mar.29) his youngest daughter Paetongtarn Shinawatra has not as yet made up her mind whether she will run for head of a post-election government. During a Care Talk/Care Clubhouse live streaming, Thaksin aka Tony Woodsome, said Paetongtarn is completely free to decide

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Party leader bowing to party financier’s daughter no surprise: Academic

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters IT WAS NO SURPRISE FOR ANYONE to see Pheu Thai Party leader Chonlanan Srikaew take a bow toward Paetongtarn Shinawatra, the youngest daughter of de facto party financier/former premier Thaksin Shinawatra, according to an academic. Anon Sakworawich of the National Institute of Development Administration has posted on his Facebook page

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Shinawatra family still bigger than Pheu Thai Party: Ex-election commissioner

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE SHINAWATRA FAMILY will still be bigger than Pheu Thai Party, given the limelit role of Paetongtarn Shinawatra, the youngest daughter of former premier/de facto party leader Thaksin Shinawatra, among the rank and file of the largest opposition party, according to former election commissioner Somchai Srisutthiyakorn. The ex-commissioner of the

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General election to be held no later than middle of this year: Thaksin

By Thai Newsroom Reporters FORMER PREMIER THAKSIN Shinawatra yesterday (Feb. 1) said he did not believe a military coup will occur anytime soon but forecast a general election will likely take place no later than the middle of this year. In Care Talk/Care Clubhouse live podcast programme, Thaksin advised Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to dissolve

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Thaksin closes the door on ex-spouse Potjaman becoming party leader

By Thai Newsroom Reporters FORMER PRIME MINISTER Thaksin Shinawatra has ruled out the possibility of his former spouse Khunying Potjaman na Pombejra becoming top leader of the Pheu Thai Party. In yesterday’s video conference at a Bangkok residence of former energy minister Pongsak Raktapongpaisan, the deposed premier categorically dismissed the possibility of Khunying Potjaman being

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