28 Jun '11, 2am

THAKSIN's return would lead to renewed instability, says ABHISIT #Thailand #election

THAKSIN's return would lead to renewed instability, says ABHISIT #Thailand #election

A soldier casting his ballot during advance voting at a polling station in the restive southern province of Yala on Sunday, a week ahead of Thailand's July 3 election. Recent opinion polls show the opposition Puea Thai party leading the ruling Democrats. -- PHOTO: REUTERS BANGKOK: Thailand's Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has warned that the country may once again be plagued by political instability if former premier Thaksin Shinawatra is allowed to return from exile abroad. In an interview with the BBC's Hardtalk programme yesterday, Mr Abhisit Vejjajiva said the next government should not 'put one man's interest before the country's. It brings instability'. All recent opinion polls for next Sunday's election suggest that Mr Abhisit's Democrat Party is trailing behind the main opposition Puea Thai party - which has fielded Thaksin's younger sister Yingluck as its main c...

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