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Prawit denies meeting Thaksin in UK

  DEPUTY Prime Minister/Palang Pracharath Party leader Prawit Wongsuwan strongly denied meeting former prime minister Thaksin Shinawater in the UK over a telephone interview this afternoon (Apr. 21), Matichon said. Gen. Prawit quashed rumours that he had travelled aboard to meet Thaksin, saying they did not meet because they were in different countries. He added

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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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Thaksin being probed over THAI’s purchase of 10 aircraft

THE National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) today (Sept. 17) confirmed it has set up a large inquiry committee to investigate former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra for approving the purchase of 10 Airbus A340-500 and A340-600 aircraft by Thai Airways International (THAI) that then allegedly sharply increased its debts, Siam Rath newspaper said. NACC spokesman Mr. Niwatchai

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Thaksin downplays hearsay about royally-appointed premier

By Thai Newsroom Reporters FORMER PREMIER THAKSIN Shinawatra yesterday downplayed speculation that somebody will sooner or later be appointed as prime minister by His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn to replace an embattled Prayut Chan-o-cha. Speaking online via Care Clubhouse channel, Thaksin dismissed rumours largely circulated on social media that a royally-appointed figure will replace Prayut

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