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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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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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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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