Prayut: Thaksin behind anti-government activity – Bangkok Post, April 21, 2016
…Thaksin supporter and former foreign minister Noppadon Pattama said on Thursday that the former prime minister had not hired any lobbyist in another country to help organise protest activity.
Thaksin was a person of little consequence overseas and could not influence any international organisation or any governments that normally receive reports on the situation in Thailand, he said.
Democrats: Thaksin can’t deny lobbying – Bangkok Post, April 23, 2016
…The Democrats joined the fray on Saturday, with former MP Watchara Petchthong saying data on the Lobbying Disclosure website of the US House of Representatives’ Office of the Clerk clearly indicated Thaksin Thaksin had regularly hired foreign companies from 2006-15 to lobby US officials to react unfavourably to Thailand throughout the years…
Thaksin was noted in past years for his extensive use of lobbyist firms–from the fake organization headed by Ken Adelman created to pressure the post-2006 coup junta to Robert Amsterdam’s advocay on behalf of the Red Shirts.
2008: Thaksin’s Foundation
Above: From Red Power, February, 2012
Thaksin lobbyist Robert Amsterdam commemorating the dispersal of Red Shirt protesters at the Ratchaprasong intersection