Thai foreign minister to return passport to Thaksin as a “New Year’s present”

Thai former prime minister set to regain passport from sister’s government – Telegraph, December 2, 2011
Foreign minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul said the new travel document for Mr Thaksin, who spends most of his time in Dubai avoiding a two year jail term for corruption, could be a “New Year’s present”.
The opposition Democrat party, implacable foes of Mr Thaksin, said it was unsurprised by the move and dismissed the foreign minister as an inexperienced non-entity whose appointment was aimed solely at facilitating the ousted prime minister’s return…

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