04 Jul '11, 6am

Former Thailand premier Thaksin Shinawatra says he has no immediate plans to return home after his sister's poll win

Former Thailand premier Thaksin Shinawatra said he has no immediate plans to return home following his sister's victory at the polls. -- PHOTO: REUTERS DUBAI - THAI former premier Thaksin Shinawatra said on Monday that he has no immediate plans to return home after his sister Yingluck won a landslide general election victory. 'Going back home is not a major concern. It is not a priority,' Thaksin told reporters in Dubai, where he lives in self-imposed exile. 'The top priority is to bring back reconciliation.' Thaksin thanked the Thai people for voting for his sister. 'I am very grateful for the Thai people that they really come out to voice their concern about the country. It is very clear that they want to see reconciliation in the country, they want to see an end to the conflict, and they want to see the country moving forward,' he said. -- AFP

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