25 Apr '11, 12pm

Thaksin stays politically visible ahead of Thai elections: By Anasuya Sanyal | Posted: 25…

Thaksin stays politically visible ahead of Thai elections: By Anasuya Sanyal | Posted: 25…

BANGKOK: Former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra stays visible in politics with his involvement in Thai opposition Puea Thai Party's campaign that kicked off in Bangkok over the weekend, even though elections have yet to be called. Party supporters chanted "Thaksin thinks, Puea Thai acts" at Thammasart Rangsit University's Rangsit Campus outside Bangkok - where redshirts and party officials came together to launch their election campaign. Mr Shinawatra spoke in a two-hour video address outlining all of Puea Thai's policies before the upcoming elections, and shattered any notion that Puea Thai may have cast off his influence. For his supporters, it was the highlight of the event. Former commander-in-chief and Puea Thai Party member Gen Chaiyasit Shinawatra said the party's policies were initiated by Thaksin and are practical. "When Thaksin was prime minister, he trave...

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