Ousted Thai PM to 'explore' options for return to country

Former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra said Tuesday he will "explore options" in February about a return to Thailand but will not resume his career in politics after being ousted in a bloodless coup d'etat last year. "I really want to go back as a normal citizen. Enough is enough for politics," said Thaksin at a press conference in Hong Kong. However, he said he would be willing to act as a political adviser to the People's Power Party - made up of his supporters and political allies - if asked. The PPP won Sunday's election in Thailand on a campaign pledge to bring Thaksin back.