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Thaksin is in Hong Kong. Thailand wants to extradite him.

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Thaksin is in Hong Kong. Thailand wants to extradite him.

By The Thaiger

 

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The exiled former Thai PM, Thaksin Shinawatra, is in Hong Kong to be part of the wedding party in the marriage of his youngest daughter Paetongtarn ‘Ing’ Shinawatra to a commercial pilot, Pidok Sooksawas.

 

Thai authorities are seeking the extradition of the exiled former PM from Hong Kong, according to local HK media. Many of the powerful Shinawatra clan are descending on the Chinese city for the wedding ahead of Sunday’s general election.

 

Thaksin is either a hero or criminal, depending on your side of the Thai political fence. He has outstanding charges and a prison sentence awaiting him if he ever sets foot back in Thailand. Thaksin, who was PM from 2001 to 2006, was deposed in a coup and has been in self-exile since 2008 to escape criminal charges he says are trumped up by the military and establishment.

 

Full story: https://thethaiger.com/news/national/thaksin-is-in-hong-kong-thailand-wants-to-extradite-him-1

 

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That would throw a real spanner in the works.   It would be a handy excuse to halt the elections, though.   

 

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