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About Thaksin Shinawatra

Thaksin Shinawatra is the former premier of Thailand.

In April 2010

Shinawatra, who has been living in self-exile, denied death rumors circulating on Internet.

In May 2010

In mid-May 2010, Robert Amsterdam, a lawyer acting on behalf of the former Prime Minister of Thailand Thaksin Shinawatra, calls upon the international community to respond to the Thai government's violent crackdown on protestors in Bangkok.

Shinawatra said in his Twitter page that he will not give up his Thai citizenship as he was born in Thailand and he loves the country.

He called up on the mediation of United Nations engage to act as facilitator for negotiation. In a statement released on May 20, 2010, he said: 'I join all Thai patriots in their immediate call for calm, order, and non-violence, and fully condemn the actions of those who acted with opportunism and impunity to cause reckless damage in Bangkok, which is completely alien to the cause of the protest movement.'

Thaksin Shinawatra in News

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About 3,000 police will be deployed to secure law and order on Wednesday when the Yellow Shirts will rally against the government-backed reconciliation bill while the Red Shirts will take the street to support the bill, the national police chief Pol Gen Priewpan Damapong said Tuesday.

Thai court disqualifies red-shirt leader as MP
Thailand's Constitution Court on Friday disqualified Jatuporn Prompan, a key leader of the red- shirt movement, for the ruling Pheu Thai party-list member of parliament, Thai News Agency reported.

Thai PM rules out cabinet reshuffle
Thai Prime Minster Yingluck Shinawatra on Thursday ruled out a cabinet reshuffle in the near future but admitted that those banned 111 members from the former ruling Thai Rak Thai Party could possibly join the government.

1,200 Bangkok police to be deployed for Red-shirts rally
Bangkok Metropolitan Police said Thursday that 1,200 police will be deployed during the Red-shirts gathering on Saturday.

Fugitive ex-Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra gets passport back
Thailand has issued a new passport to fugitive former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra to replace one revoked by the previous government.

Thai PM's Twitter account hacked
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New Thai PM Shinawatra's debut cabinet gets mixed response
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Royal endorsement for Shinawatra as Thailand PM on Monday
The royal endorsement of Yingluck Shinawatra as Thailand Prime Minister will take place on Monday.

Yingluck Shinawatra elected as new Thailand Prime Mnister
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Ex-fugitive Thai PM has no interest to return to job despite party's landslide victory
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Would-be Thai PM announces success in forming five-party coalition to run govt.
Thailand's expected first female Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra from the Pheu Thai Party has announced that her party has succeeded in roping in four other parties that would enable it to run a coalition government.

Coalition Govt. will be formed even if Pheu Thai wins: Thaksin Shinawatra
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Opposition forecast landslide victory in Thai election
Exit polls in Thailand are showing that the party allied to ousted Prime Minster Thaksin Shinawatra is winning with a landslide margin.

Voting begins in tense Thailand general elections
Voting has started in Thailand's general election, which is considered to be very crucial for the future of the nation's fragile democracy.

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