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Thaksin’s homecoming, arrest-free desire questioned

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters AN OUTSPOKEN FORMER MP has expressed online his bewilderment at de facto Pheu Thai boss Thaksin Shinawatra’s repeatedly-proclaimed design to return home without being almost immediately put behind bars. Ex-Democrat MP Nipit Intharasombat posted on his Facebook page to express his unsettled doubt that the former prime minister who has

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Prayut angered when asked to respond to Thaksin’s comments

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters PRIME MINISTER PRAYUT Chan-o-cha today (Jan.25) immediately lost his head when asked to respond to comments made last night by his deposed predecessor Thaksin Shinawatra about the next general election. At one point during a press conference at the National Police headquarters, Prayut was obviously frustrated at a reporter’s call

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Thaksin in about-turn on homecoming bid – not seeking Pheu Thai’s help

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters DE FACTO PHEU THAI BOSS Thaksin Shinawatra has apparently made an about-face over his long-awaited scheme to return home from self-exile overseas, saying he will not seek help from his own party’s rank and file for this matter even if they become core of a post-election government. During last night’s

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Thaksin’s daughter, real estate tycoon ‘unacceptable’ to most senators

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters FORMER PRIME MINISTER Thaksin Shinawatra’s daughter, Paetongtarn Shinawatra, and real estate tycoon Settha Taweesin, both speculated to run for prime minister under the Pheu Thai tickets, would likely be found “unacceptable” to most senators even though either one could possibly be endorsed by a majority of MPs after the next

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‘Pro-democracy’ camps to get 300-plus MPs altogether: Thaksin

By Thai Newsroom Reporters FORMER PRIME MINISTER Thaksin Shinawatra forecast major “pro-democracy” parties currently being in the opposition bloc will combinedly get 300-plus MPs in the next general election. During last night’s Care Clubhouse podcast, Thaksin predicted the Pheu Thai, Move Forward, Thai Liberal and Prachachart will likely get no less than 300 MPs altogether

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Pheu Thai Party faces dissolution move over Paetongtarn visiting Thaksin in HK

By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE ELECTION COMMISSION was today (Dec.27) petitioned to consider taking steps to have the Pheu Thai Party dissolved by court for allegedly breaking the law, given Paetongtarn “Oong Ing” Shinawatra’s recent visit to Hong Kong where she met her fugitive father/former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Political activist Sonthiya Sawasdee filed the

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Analysis: Thaksin’s homecoming bid may fall through without help from kingmaker

By Out-Crowd THE LONG-COVETED DESIGN OF de facto Pheu Thai Party boss Thaksin Shinawatra to return home after years in self-exile overseas alongside his sister Yingluck Shinawatra, both having been previously deposed as prime ministers in separate coups, may entirely fall through without help from kingmaker Prawit Wongsuwan. Thaksin and Yingluck who have been reportedly

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Most Esaan constituents prefer Thaksin’s daughter for PM: Poll

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters MOST NORTHEASTERN CONSTITUENTS, commonly known as Esaan villagers, would prefer Paetongtarn Shinawatra, daughter of de facto Pheu Thai Party boss Thaksin Shinawatra, for prime minister after the next general election, says an opinion poll. According to Khon Kaen University’s Esaan Centre for Business & Economic Research poll recently conducted with

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Thaksin encourages Prayut to live out House term, then go home for good

By Thai Newsroom Reporters FORMER PRIME MINISTER Thaksin Shinawatra yesterday (Nov.8) encouraged Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to not dissolve the House of Representatives but to live out the four-year term of the legislative branch. During a Care Clubhouse live podcast, Thaksin strongly advised Prayut to keep running the country until the end of the House’s

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Chuan sued for defaming Thaksin 3 days before statute of limitations expires

THE Public Prosecutor yesterday (Oct. 25) filed a lawsuit against Parliament President and incumbent Speaker of House of Representatives Mr. Chuan Leekpai on a charge of defaming former prime minister Thaksin Shinawater on Oct. 28, 2012 just three days before the statute of limitations was to expire,  TV Channel 7 said today. Chuan had on

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Most Isaan people prefer Thaksin’s daughter as PM: NIDA Poll

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters MOST ISAAN PEOPLE have been found to prefer Paetongtarn “Oong-ing” Shinawatra, daughter of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, as head of a post-election government, according to an opinion poll. The National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA) poll, conducted earlier this month among a total of 2,000 people in 20 northeastern

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Thaksin wonders if Prawit would be happy with Prayut’s possible comeback

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters FORMER PREMIER THAKSIN Shinawatra yesterday (Sept 27) said he wondered if Caretaker Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan would be truly satisfied with a possible comeback of a court-suspended Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha shortly. During a Care Clubhouse live podcast, Thaksin said it would be unlikely for Prawit who concurrently heads the

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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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