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Thaksin returns to twitter after his sister flees


Fugitive ex-PM Thaksin Shinawatra made a surprise return to twitter on Wednesday his sister's flight from the country last Friday.

The tweet came after a few days after his sister; Yingluck Shinawatra, also an ex-PM, failed to show up to hear the ruling on a charge of negligence concerning her government's rice-pledging scheme, that cost the country billions of Baht.
Apparently referring to his sister's case, Thaksin tweeted; "Montesquieu once said 'There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of the justice'."
As of today, there are no indications as to whereabouts of Yingluck, with some speculating that she escaped to Dubai, where Thaksin lives while some others claim she is seeking asylum in the United Kingdom.
The last tweet of Thaksin was on August 17, 2015.


 

Published : August 30, 2017