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Thaksin crossing into new territories

 

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(Photo) Thaksin Shinawatra FC Facebook page

 

That Thaksin Shinawatra will not hold his birthday party this year could have been dismissed as immaterial, but for the fact that there are other intriguing “signals” as well. The Pheu Thai Party, for the first time, is having a leadership structure that is not focused entirely on his clan; his key strategists seem to be retreating from view; and those who strategically left to join the now-dissolved Thai Raksa Chart Party have not returned.

 

All point toward what has become the political question of the hour: Is Thaksin washing his hand of Pheu Thai, or even politics entirely?

 

Apart from the aforementioned “signs”, there is the mammoth issue of constitutional amendment, which will be harder for pro-change politicians to push for if he is seen as pulling the strings. And yet there is something else as well: the next Bangkok gubernatorial election, in which a Pheu Thai candidate will benefit more from his “absence” than “presence”.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/thaksin-crossing-into-new-territories/

 

 

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-- © Copyright Thai PBS 2019-07-18

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A man yielding immense power and wealth, the one thing he would dearly love to do and he can't or won't, the step on Thai soil and meet family, friend and supporters, and always on his guards from who knows whom might want to hurt him, is it all worth it, the power and wealth but to be cut out from everything you love?...

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he dropped from the first 10 of the most rich in thailand. So there are richer than him, and that many times.

his party won the election, yet was not allowed to form government, so those 10 richer than him do have much more combined power, than him.

 

now, after swearing of the government, the king is the head of state - that's according to new constitution 

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Penthouse politics are in every corner of the earth will eventually end badly 🤔  

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46 minutes ago, BMW Overlander said:

With riches like that, instead of enjoying golden years of his life with friends and family, he pursues politics....for the sake of power and ego.

Much can be said about the men in charge now ... The man in diapers leading is the epitome of power hungry and ego person (can't call him a politician).

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47 minutes ago, BMW Overlander said:

With riches like that, instead of enjoying golden years of his life with friends and family, he pursues politics....for the sake of power and ego.

So what do other rich people do in their old age? (eg The Walmart king). My perception - but what would I know? - is that they keep doing the things they've done all their lives, stoking the fires of wealth & ego.

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3 hours ago, londonthai said:

he dropped from the first 10 of the most rich in thailand. So there are richer than him, and that many times.

his party won the election, yet was not allowed to form government, so those 10 richer than him do have much more combined power, than him.

 

now, after swearing of the government, the king is the head of state - that's according to new constitution 

PT not being allowed to form a government will definitely have further negative impact on his wealth. How sad!

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1 hour ago, hotchilli said:

With the passage of time & change in political figures his once solid grip is slipping, time for this dinosaur to go to rest.

He will be told to go away if his parties lose badly in the election just like Ahbisit. The formula still works when his parties keep winning. 

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5 minutes ago, Dogmatix said:

PT not being allowed to form a government will definitely have further negative impact on his wealth. How sad!

Some how his wealth actually increase from 1.6B in 2014 to 1.8B in March 2019. Not too shabby. 

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