‘Thaksin won’t flee again,’ says PM

‘Thaksin won’t flee again,’ says PM

Pheu Thai uncle is convinced that he is prepared to fight the least-majeste situation.

‘Thaksin won’t flee again,’ says PM
As Thaksin Shinawatra marches into the Bangkok office on March 25th, supporters surrounded him. ( Photo: Varuth Hirunyatheb)

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin stated on Tuesday that former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra did never attempt to flee the country once more to leave a hate crime brought against him.

” I met with Paetongtarn Shinawatra, the head of the Pheu Thai Party, this morning. I asked about her papa. She said he is fine”, Mr Srettha said.

” I am confident he will never leave the country. I think he is ready to fight]the der guess case]. He was in captivity abroad for 17 times. That’s much much. Now, he has now entered the justice program. This is another hurdle]for him], so he has to cope with it.

” I cannot talk on his behalf. But I do n’t think he is going anywhere.”

As Thaksin fled Thailand in 2008 shortly before the Supreme Court found him guilty of aiding his then-wife Khunying Potjaman Na Pombejra in purchasing perfect area in the Ratchadaphisek place at a discount while he was perfect minister.

He was sentenced to eight years in prison in Thailand from 2001 to 2006 and was then reduced to one month on a royal reprimand. He resigned from office in August of that year. He was given parole after six months of confinement and not spent a one night in jail.

In an interview conducted for a magazine in Seoul on February 21, 2015, the attorney general indicted Thaksin on May 29 on charges of imperial defamation and computer crime.

According to Prayut Phetcharakhun, a spokesman for the Office of the Attorney General ( OAG ), Thaksin allegedly entered information into a computer system that was deemed to be a threat to national security.

Yet, due to his lawyer’s claim that he had Covid-19 and needed to rest, people lawyers were unable to arraign Thaksin as scheduled on May 29.

According to Mr. Prayut, the former prime minister has been ordered to look at the OAG at 9 a.m. on June 18 in order for the indictment to start.

When he claimed privy council supported the revolution that overthrew his younger girl, Yingluck Shinawatra, Thaksin was alleged to possess defamed the king while speaking with the Chosun Ilbo paper.

Police claimed that the responses were in violation of both the Computer Crime Act and Section 112 of the Criminal Code, also known as the der guess rules.

Amnesty conversation

In a related development, Defense Minister Sutin Klungsang stated on Tuesday that a Pheu Thai-pushed amnesty bill did not cover a wide range of criminals.

According to the Pheu Thai list- MP, the bill would grant a careful amnesty to particular groups of offenders, adding that the coalition-leadering party must take into account viewpoints from all sectors.

He made the remarks shortly after the group was criticized for pushing the amnesty bill shortly after Thaksin, commonly regarded as Pheu Thai’s de facto leader, was charged under Section 112.

According to some political observers, the act resembled the Yingluck administration’s most recent parole request in 2013.

The 2013 bill was criticized for widely exonerating political violence’s perpetrators and was viewed as a blanket asylum. It was assumed to have the inherent intention of supporting Thaksin’s legitimate defenses before moving into self-exile.

The shift triggered huge protests led by the People’s Democratic Reform Committee, which culminated in a military coup that ousted the Pheu Thai- led management.

Varawut Silpa- archa, the head of the Chartthaipattana Party and minister of cultural development and human security, stated on Tuesday that any amnesty proposal may exclude those who violated the lee- majeste law and those who committed corruption and severe crimes.

Pheu Thai MP Cherdchai Tantisirin, who sits on the particular House committee on political asylum, said the expenses was designed to gain youth activists, many of whom have been detained pending trial on lese- majeste charges, and no Thaksin.