Thailand's Thaksin on his Way Home?

The time may well be nearing when Thaksin Shinawatra, Thailand’s fugitive former prime minister, will be allowed back into the country, several sources in Bangkok say. That may be pure speculation. However, they say, one of the keys to the deal may well have been the announcement by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra that she would donate in the Shinawatra family name 1.7 hectares of rice land in the Ayutthaya area north of Bangkok to King Bhumibol Adulyadej. On Friday, the king, his wife and other members of the royal family, took a motorcade to the area as thousands of people clad in yellow and pink, the monarchical colors, lined the roadways.

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