After being away from Twitter for over a year, fugitive former premier Thaksin Shinawatra chose April Fool's Day yesterday to come back - to rebut rumours he had died in an accident in Dubai and say he will soon post articles on Facebook to share stories
“Hello Thailand! Sawasdee krub, my dear Thai brothers and sisters. I have been away for a long time, I’m back here to greet you again as I received phone calls from my family since the morning. They told me there were rumours that I might have died in an accident in Dubai. Then many of the red shirts and people who were concerned also called me. Here please allow me to tweet and clarify that I am doing fine. There was no such accident as [in] the fabricated story. It’s April 1, April Fools’ Day,” he posted.