February 28, 2008 or 15 years ago today There was an image that must be written in the history of Thai politics. At 9:45 a.m., a Thai Airways TG 603 aircraft arrived at Suvarnabhumi Airport, escorting Pol. Lt. Col. Thaksin Shinawatra (the rank at that time), former Prime Minister. Returned from Hong Kong for the first time after the coup on September 19, 2006, after embracing his family with joy. and greeted those who had come to welcome them

Thaksin knelt down and bowed to the ground once. This image later became the headline in every newspaper.

This return to Thailand comes after Thaksin Shinawatra has been in exile abroad for 1 year and 5 months since being taken over by a coup by the Council for Democratic Reform with the King as Head of State led by Gen. Sonthi Bunyaratkalin, former Army Commander, is the head of the committee.

Thaksin faced many lawsuits at that time. After the coup d’état set up a committee to investigate acts that cause damage to the state, or the National Council for Peace and Order, to investigate and prosecute Thaksin’s government, after just five months, Thaksin asked for permission from the court. travel abroad by giving reasons to go on missions in China and Japan Between July 31 and August 10, 2008, before it became clear later on the appointment date to report to the court on August 11, 2008, he did not report to the court.

Although Thaksin has not been in Thailand for 15 years, he must be admitted to be one of the most influential figures in Thai politics. both to the masses who support and the Pheu Thai Party, which had its roots from the Thai Rak Thai party he founded


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