30 May '11, 9am

In Thaksin's own words...

In Thaksin's own words...

Thailand Correspondent Nirmal Ghosh meets Thaksin Shinawatra FORMER Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra appeared relaxed and upbeat when I met him in Dubai last week (May 26). It seems he keeps extremely busy; his private jet flies an average of 2.5 hours a day, he said. "I am hyperactive!" he exclaimed. Among his business interests now are gold and platinum mines in Africa. Even his cars – four of them, with four drivers – in Dubai do a lot of mileage, mainly picking people up from the airport and dropping them off. He has a constant stream of visitors, but we met alone in his gleaming chrome, black and tan living room. The interview was published in The Straits Times on May 28, and part of it was translated into Thai and posted by Prachatai.com at http://www.prachatai3.info/journal/2011/05/35170 A "hyperactive" Thaksin Shinawatra in his living room in Dubai. - - ST PH...

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