Daughter Paethongtarn confirms Thaksin still determined to return

  • Paetongtarn Shinawatra reaffirmed on 14 Jun her father Thaksin’s determination to return to Thailand in Jul 23. Ms Paetongtarn said at Pheu Thai Party headquarters that the last time she spoke to her father, he was still determined to return in Jul 23 as he had promised. She rejected speculation that her mother Khunying Potjaman Na Pombejra and other members of the family did not want Thaksin to come back in Jul 23.
  • They did not oppose his return but were worried about the possible consequences, Ms Paetongtarn said. Ms Paetongtarn said that Thaksin had been out of the country for 17 years and he had often wanted to return, especially since the birth of his seventh grandchild, her new son. While confirming Thaksin would return in Jul 23, Ms Paetongtarn said he would decide the arrival date himself. Thaksin’s 76th birthday is on 26 Jul.
  • Thaksin was sentenced in absentia by the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions to 12 years in prison in four graft cases. He risks arrest as soon as he arrives within Thai jurisdiction.

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