Thai ex-PM fails to show for verdict

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Re: Thai ex-PM fails to show for verdict

Post by oakdale160 » Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:27 pm

Look at it from the Junta's point of view-- A popular figure with voters, particularly in the North, a rallying point for the opposition has now left the country and can't come back. A wonderful outcome.

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Re: Thai ex-PM fails to show for verdict

Post by handdrummer » Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:58 am

Re: Thaksin in Dubai. If Dubai plans to extradite him to Thailand he'll go live somewhere else. He's got other passports and seemingly unlimited amounts of money so it won't be a problem for him and little sis can just tag along as she has done all her life. They and Thailand are better off with the Shinawatras gone.

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Re: Thai ex-PM fails to show for verdict

Post by oakdale160 » Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:31 am

In Thai or out of Thai, they will always be a factor in the endless dance of the elephants that is Thai politics.

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Re: Thai ex-PM fails to show for verdict

Post by HHTel » Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:34 am

handdrummer wrote:
Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:58 am
Re: Thaksin in Dubai. If Dubai plans to extradite him to Thailand he'll go live somewhere else. He's got other passports and seemingly unlimited amounts of money so it won't be a problem for him and little sis can just tag along as she has done all her life. They and Thailand are better off with the Shinawatras gone.
A lot depends on the detail of the agreement when finalised. It's highly unlikely that any government will extradite anyone for what is considered a politically motivated crime. Would depend how it's viewed in the country they're in.

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Re: Thai ex-PM fails to show for verdict

Post by RCer » Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:42 am

I think both sides showed they care more about the Thai people, than their own agenda. Excellent.

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Re: Thai ex-PM fails to show for verdict

Post by oakdale160 » Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:57 pm

RCer--would you care to enlarge on that thought, I dont quite see it.

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Re: Thai ex-PM fails to show for verdict

Post by handdrummer » Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:13 am

RCer wrote:
Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:42 am
I think both sides showed they care more about the Thai people, than their own agenda. Excellent.
I think both sides acted to save their faces and their asses. the little dictator lets her go and doesn't have to deal with her going to prison and the backlash that would cause. little orphan annie agrees, doesn't have to go through a trial, prison and the rioting of her supporters. out sight, eventually out of mind.
there's no altruism involved. everything political is political. you are correct it is excellent.

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Re: Thai ex-PM fails to show for verdict

Post by RCer » Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:54 am

oakdale160 wrote:
Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:57 pm
RCer--would you care to enlarge on that thought, I dont quite see it.
If she had gone to court and then prison (forgone conclusion), there would have been riots. Riots kill people, cause major injuries, and destroy property.

She knew and so does the Government.

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Re: Thai ex-PM fails to show for verdict

Post by oakdale160 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:55 am

And also, like her brother, she cannot return.

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Re: Thai ex-PM fails to show for verdict

Post by handdrummer » Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:20 pm

I saw her on Thai news this after noon, receiving gifts from her sycophantic followers. Not sure where she was. She kept smiling and waving, then, for an instant, the mask fell and her eyes turned into snakes and her mouth twisted into a leer. It was like quick take in a horror movie. Scary. Good riddance.

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Re: Thai ex-PM fails to show for verdict

Post by StevePIraq » Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:51 pm

That would most likely have been from a few days ago in Thailand.
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Re: Thai ex-PM fails to show for verdict

Post by StevePIraq » Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:08 pm

Surely in these days and with so many immigration procedures in every country Thailand could just ask the UAE if she entered Dubai or other airports in the UAE, the Thai authorities must have copies of her passport and ID number.

But then again she probably already has new nationality and passports. Money buys just about anything.

Thaksin, who lives in Dubai, had his passport revoked by a previous Thai government in 2009. He acquired nationality and passports from Montenegro and Nicaragua, enabling him to travel, and the previous government issued him new passports after they came to power in 2011.
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Re: Thai ex-PM fails to show for verdict

Post by Spitfire » Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:17 pm

Many countries do a passport sale/dual citizenship policy these days, think the UK one costs about a million pounds...rakes in loads of money for those countries that do it and the price is chunk-change for the political classes across the globe. She can flee to Europe easy as they will not send her back to a junta run country that is obviously carrying out a political witch hunt. Besides, London has played host to every kind of rich political despot for decades, nothing new there.

As for good riddance, well, many millions of locals here would disagree. Guess a fascist military junta aces it every time.
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Re: Thai ex-PM fails to show for verdict

Post by oakdale160 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:47 am

Yingluck has a lot of support in Thai. The northerners and northeasterners still like the family and many Thai women are proud of her as the first female PM.

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Re: Thai ex-PM fails to show for verdict

Post by StevePIraq » Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:20 am

oakdale160 wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:47 am
Yingluck has a lot of support in Thai. The northerners and northeasterners still like the family and many Thai women are proud of her as the first female PM.
Plus they also love her and her party for the huge bribes all the farmers got. The rice scheme was a total bribe to the population to entrench the party.
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