Exile and the kingdom - Thaksin still hankers after a triumphant homecoming - The Economist, October 15, 2009
[An unusually negative and skeptical article about Thaksin in The Economist...]
...It is not clear with whom Mr Thaksin could do a deal. Mr Abhisit says the law must prevail. Palace sources sniff at the idea of a settlement. He faces a two-year jail sentence, and has been indicted in a state-lottery case. He was forced to move to Dubai after Britain, his first place of exile, revoked his visa. Nor was his reputation helped by his fomenting of red-shirted riots in April, when he called for a "people's revolution" in Bangkok. He denies advocating violence and blames pro-government instigators for the unrest. "I don't even kill mosquitoes now," he whines.
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