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Deposed Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra 'poised' to return Thursday

Deposed Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra 'poised' to return Thursday: lawyer


The Associated PressPublished: February 26, 2008

BANGKOK, Thailand: Deposed Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra will return to Thailand from 17 months of exile abroad Thursday to fight corruption charges, a pro-Thaksin Web site and one of his lawyers said.

The Web site, http://www.hi-thaksin.net/ , posted a picture Tuesday of the deposed prime minister with his right hand raised giving the victory sign, along with his son and a crowd of supporters, superimposed over an image of Bangkok's international airport.

It urged supporters to greet Thaksin at the airport at 9 a.m. Thursday.


Welcome home Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, whom we love, miss and have
been waiting to return for over a year, the Web site said in Thai.


The chief of Thaksin's legal defense team, Pichit Chuenban, confirmed Thaksin is "poised to return." He said Thaksin will surrender to police when he arrives and seek his release on bail.

Thaksin was ousted in a September 2006 military coup for alleged corruption and abuse of power. His diplomatic passport, which was revoked after the coup, was returned to him last week and opened the door for his return.

Thaksin and his wife Pojaman face corruption and conflict of interest charges in connection with her purchase of prime Bangkok real estate from a state agency in 2003, while he was prime minister. Pojaman returned in January and was released on bail pending trial.

Thaksin also faces separate charges of concealing assets. Rakkiat Wattapong, the Supreme Court secretary general, Monday said Thaksin would be detained when he arrives in Thailand.

Thaksin was abroad at the time he was ousted, and now lives mostly in London. After his allies won the December elections and formed a new government, Thaksin said he planned to return.

Those involved in toppling Thaksin attempted unsuccessfully to dismantle his political legacy. After the coup, Thaksin's Thai Rak Thai party was disbanded by court order. He and his party's 110 executive members were barred from holding public office for five years.

The People's Alliance for Democracy, which spearheaded months of demonstrations demanding Thaksin step down before the coup, said the group had no problem with Thaksin returning to face corruption charges.

But it said it will fight any attempt by the new government to intervene with the judiciary to clear the former leader.


PAD is warning this government the political crisis will be worse than in 2006
if it continues to whitewash the charges against Thaksin, PAD spokesman
Suriyasai Takasila said.



Thousands will take to the streets again if Thaksin returns and does not face
trial in court in accordance with the law.



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