From Thairath, November 10, 2015
Thaksin says to Aung San Suu Kyi: Madam Suu Kyi, you said you will be above the President? You can consult me.… I have an experience with this matter.
[The puppets are former PMs Somchai Wongsawat (Thaksin’s brother-in-law) and Yingluck Shinawatra (Thaksin’s sister).
Myanmar’s constitution was designed to stop Aung San Suu Kyi from holding power again. After the election win of her party, she stated she would be “above the president” implying that she would actually be running the country and the elected leaders were her proxies.
Similarly in Thailand, Thaksin and his supporters have boasted that he actually runs the country through his relatives.]