26 Jun '11, 1pm

Thaksin won't "seek revenge" -Channel News Asia

Thaksin won't "seek revenge" -Channel News Asia

BANGKOK: Fugitive Thai ex-prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has vowed not to seek revenge over the coup which ousted him from power if his party wins the restive kingdom's upcoming elections. In a television interview from his self-imposed exile in Dubai, he told the Al-Jazeera news network his top priority was reconciliation and reuniting Thailand, which has been riven with deep divisions since the 2006 coup. "Never -- I never want revenge," said Thaksin, who fled Thailand before being convicted in his absence for corruption. The interview was aired on Sunday as up to two million voters were expected to submit advance ballots in Thailand's first election since the kingdom was rocked by its worst civil violence in decades last year. "We have to join hands and move ahead," Thaksin said. "We have to move our country ahead. We have been wasting too much time already." Mass an...

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