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Thailand’s Thaksin in Japan, Seeks to Calm Squabble at Home

Posted August 23rd, 2011 at 1:50 am (UTC-5)
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Thailand’s fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra tried to calm a political storm over his visit to Japan Tuesday, saying he wants to avoid causing problems for Thailand’s new government. Mr. Thaksin also told Tokyo reporters he will not try to return to Thailand until there is reconciliation between the political parties. In Bangkok, however, […]

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Thaksin’s Japan Visit Sparks Deepening Thai Political Spat

Posted August 23rd, 2011 at 12:30 am (UTC-5)
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Thailand’s fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra is to deliver two speeches in Tokyo Tuesday, kicking off a week-long Japanese visit that has sparked a fierce political dispute in Bangkok. Leaders of the ruling Pheu Thai party said they would ask Thailand’s election committee on Tuesday to dissolve the opposition Democrat Party over what they […]

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Thai Opposition Challenges Government Over Thaksin’s Japan Visa

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 4:35 am (UTC-5)
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Thailand’s main opposition party is demanding an explanation from the government of its role in Japan’s decision to grant a visa to fugitive former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra. A Democratic Party spokesman says the government may have misled the public about its conversations with Japanese officials, citing discrepancies in accounts offered this week. News […]

Thai Opposition Challenges Government Over Thaksin’s Japan Visa

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 2:20 am (UTC-5)
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Thailand’s main opposition party is demanding an explanation from the government of its role in Japan’s decision to grant a visa to fugitive former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra. A Democratic Party spokesman says the government may have misled the public about its conversations with Japanese officials, citing discrepancies in accounts offered this week. News […]

Japan Grants Visa to Fugitive Thai Politician Thaksin

Posted August 15th, 2011 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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Officials say Japan has granted an entry visa to former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra in spite of his status as a fugitive in his homeland. The visa allows Thaksin to come to Japan to deliver a speech and visit areas devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Thaksin, who now lives in Dubai, […]

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