Thaksin Shinawatra

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Thaksin Shinawatra

ทักษิณ ชินวัตร
23rd Prime Minister of Thailand
In office
9 February 2001 – 19 September 2006
MonarchBhumibol Adulyadej
Preceded byChuan Leekpai
Succeeded bySonthi Boonyaratglin (Leader of the 2006 coup d'etat)
Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand
In office
13 July 1995 – 8 November 1997
Prime MinisterBanharn Silpa-archa
Chavalit Yongchaiyudh
Minister of Education
In office
14 June 2001 – 9 October 2001
Prime Ministerhimself
Preceded byKasem Watanachai
Succeeded bySuwit Khunkitti
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
25 October 1994 – 10 February 1995
Prime MinisterChuan Leekpai
Preceded byPrasong Soonsiri
Succeeded byKrasae Chanawongse
Special Economic Adviser of Cambodia
In office
4 November 2009 – 23 August 2010
Prime MinisterHun Sen
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Leader of Thai Rak Thai Party
In office
14 July 1998 – 2 October 2006
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byChaturon Chaisang
Personal details
Born (1949-07-26) 26 July 1949 (age 74)
San Kamphaeng, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Montenegrin (2009–present)
Political partyThai Rak Thai Party (1998–2006)[1]
Other political
Palang Dharma Party (1994–98)
Spouse(s)Potjaman Na Pombejra (1976–2008)[2]
ChildrenPanthongtae Shinawatra
Pintongtha Shinawatra
Peathongtarn Shinawatra
ResidenceDubai, United Arab Emirates
Alma materArmed Forces Academies Preparatory School
Royal Police Cadet Academy
Eastern Kentucky University
Sam Houston State University (Ph.D.)
Police Officer (1973–1987)
Visiting Professor[3]
Net worthUS$1.8 billion (October 2018)[4]

Thaksin Shinawatra (born July 26, 1949) is a former Prime Minister of Thailand, and he was in exile (as early as 2017) until 2023. He is also a businessman, politician.

He is a former leader of the Thai Rak Thai Party.

In February 2024, he received the prime minister of Thailand, as a visitor, at his (home or) residence in Bangkok.[5] Earlier that month, Thaksin Shinawatra stopped "serving a jail sentence while in hospital", because he was paroled.[5].[6]

In the justice system[change | change source]

He was put in prison in August 2023. Most of his time in prison (except for a "a few hours"), has been at the Police General Hospital; He has to stay in prison for one year (as of September 1, 2023).[7]

In January 2024, Thaksin was informed (by the authorities) that there is Warrant (law) out for Thaksin; The warrant is about a crime (of Lese Majeste) that was supposed to have happened in May 2015.[8][9]

Education[change | change source]

Family[change | change source]

"[H]is young sister, former prime minister Yingluck, went into hiding [in 2017]. She failed to appear at the Supreme Court's Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions Positions ... to hear the ruling in her rice-pledging scheme trial".[10]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Deposed Thai PM quits party role". CNN. 3 October 2006.
  2. "Thailand's deposed PM divorces wife". Channel NewsAsia. 15 November 2008. Archived from the original on 22 October 2012. Retrieved 15 December 2008.
  3. "From Bangkok to Manchester". 25 May 2007.
  4. "Thaksin Shinawatra". Forbes. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Retrieved 2024-02-24
  6. Retrieved 2024-01-20
  7. Bangkok Retrieved 2023-09-03
  8. Retrieved 2024-02-07
  9. Bangkop Post. Retrieved 2023-08-28
  10. Limited, Bangkok Post Public Company. "Thaksin ends silence with philosophical tweet". Bangkok Post.