Thaksin Rolls Dice in Bid to Check Thai…

The sudden reemergence of Thai former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra to take on the junta that took over the country in 2014 is an attempt to thwart its secret plan to stay in power for at least a decade or more, sources in Bangkok say. “His plan is to raise the alarm against the draft constitution and generate opposition that would vote 'no' in the referendum that is planned at the end of July,” Asia Sentinel was told. “To do so, he's prepared to risk threats against his family members still in Thailand, including his sister [former Premier Yingluck Shinawatra] and others.”

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