Thaksin visits Singapore, Brunei and Cambodia - all in a day
Fugitive ex-PM Thaksin Shinawatra has a busy 24 hours ahead of him as he is scheduled to be in three countries in one day.
Thaksin left Singapore in the morning for Brunei to congratulate the Sultan and his family on the wedding on their daughter before proceeding to Cambodia, his legal adviser; Noppadon Pattama said Tuesday.
Thaksin, brother of PM Yingluck Shinawatra, was in Singapore during the weekend reportedly to see Formula 1's night race.
Noppadon claimed that Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong hosted a meal for many VIPs including Thaksin on Monday.
He said Thaksin will today travel to Brunei to congratulate the Sultan of Brunei's daughter Princess Hajah Hafizah Sururul Bolkiah and her new husband Pengiran Haji Muhammad Ruzaini. They wed in an extravagant ceremony five days ago. Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah will host a dinner for Thaksin, Noppadon said.
Thaksin will play golf with Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sin on Wednesday morning, Noppadon said, adding their meeting would involve politics.
His visits to the three countries are intended to build up mutual relations with leaders of those countries. His visit to Singapore was also aimed at observing tourism to help Thailand improve its tourism plans, he added.