From Manager, October 24, 2012
Pojjaman Damapong (Thaksin’s ex-wife says): Your dad likes to boast that it took him only 49 days to turn Poo [Yingluck] into a prime minister. Wait for it! …Your Mom will make your uncle Op [the prime minister] even faster.
Caption: Chan Song Laa challenges for a duel against Dubai
[The statue is former commander of the Royal Thai Police Pol Gen. Priewpan Damapong, also elder brother of Thaksin’s ex-wife, Kunying Pojjaman. At the door, from left: Panthongthae, Pinthongthaa and Paethongthaan Shinawatra, the three children of Thaksin Shinawatra and Pojjaman Damapong.
Although the Pheu Thai Party has become, like many Thai political parties, a family-dominated business, even within there have been rumors that Thaksin’s ex-wife, who has considerable influence, would like to replace gaffe-prone political novice Yingluck with her brother.]