Deposed PM returning to Thailand

Thaksin was toppled in a bloodless military coup in 2006, with opponents accusing him of massive corruption and abuse of power.

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January 23, 2008 10:18
Thai Prime Minister 88

Thai Prime Minister 88. (photo credit: Associated Press)

The wife of deposed Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra said Wednesday that her husband will return home from self-imposed exile in May. Pojamarn Shinawatra revealed the plan when appearing before the Supreme Court on charges that she used her husband's political influence to buy prime Bangkok real estate from a government agency at a third of its estimated value. Pojamarn returned to Thailand earlier this month, a trip Thaksin said was to prove their innocence and clear the family's name. Thaksin was toppled in a bloodless military coup in 2006, with opponents accusing him of massive corruption and abuse of power.


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