Thailand to indict former PM Thaksin over royal insult

Thailand to indict former PM Thaksin over royal insult

The tycoon, who was convicted of abuse of power and conflicts of interest, was released on parole in February after six months in confinement.

He made a remarkable comeback in 2023 after 15 years of self-imposed captivity, where he remained a key figure throughout series of political upheavals.

Under the lese-majeste law, which allows for a maximum sentence of 15 years for each perceived affront to the royal household, Thaksin would be the most well-known event among more than 270 indictments in recent years. &nbsp,

The popular antagonism Move Forward Party, the largest in parliament, has found itself in a coma because of its attempt to alter the law. The Constitutional Court will have to decide whether to break the organization, which may result in bans on its leadership. &nbsp, &nbsp,

Since 2001, when three Shinawatra governments were toppled by dictatorships or court rulings, Thaksin, the chairman of the nationalist behemoth Pheu Thai, has won all but one vote. &nbsp,

His profit and the fact that he was only in confinement for a short period of time led to speculation that he had struck a deal with his terrible adversaries in the conservative establishment and the military, who he has long held responsible for trying to stifle pro-Thaksin governments. His supporters have refuted any like agreement. &nbsp,

The current state is led by Pheu Thai, who is also in charge of the party, along with Paetongtarn Shinawatra’s party chief and business alliance Srettha Thavisin, who is also Thaksin’s ally. &nbsp,

Analysts anticipate that Thaksin will attempt to exert important political control from the background, leading to yet another conflict with his strong adversaries in the establishment. &nbsp, He insists he has retired from politicians.