Thaksin Reveals His Ambitions

In a wide-ranging interview with The Straits Times of Singapre from his base in Dubai, former premier-turned-fugitive Thaksin Shinawatra recently made no secret of his intention to return to Thailand and indeed run the country again. The one-hour interview covered almost all aspects of Thailand’s current political crisis, with a special focus on the upcoming elections due to take place on July 3. It is certain to further irritate the Bangkok elite who, after all this time, have wanted to tear out Thaksin’s legacy in politics by the roots. They thought that the coup was their effective tool in getting rid of Thaksin and his kind of politics.

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