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Do You Support Thaksin Shinawatra?

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With time running out for ex Manchester City owner Thaksin Shinawatra, do you think the former Thai Prime Minster is being harshly treated?

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Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday November 10 2008

Time: 3:00PM

Your Comments

singot us noticed by everyone i am happy for what he has done for us but what he has done for himself is not right at all i still suppport him for what he did for the club but thats about it
dunne deal
Like the ordinary people of Thailand fully support him I am sure he gets the full support from the ordinary people of Manchester.
alphieblues
best of luck to him.......( I think he may need it )
lincolnblue
Not in a position to comment about his current affairs, but from a City point of view, he will always be remembered as being pivotal in saving us from oblivion. Frank - we salute you!
oliverblue
I know that when I spoke to somebody who had spent time in Thailand, he told me that over there, the people still love him. So can he really be that bad? I doubt it.
The_Legend_Of_Zola
Actually legend he is very bad, and the people of Thailand not only dont love him, they are going off the english for harbouring him. He is a very corrupt man, he has bought people's votes in the poorer agricultural regions, and used inside information to buy up property that he knew was about to rocket near the 2nd airport inBangkok, just before it was built. He has fled the country but is still pulling the strings over there. You should be glad to be getting shot of him, i know i wouldn't want him anywhere near spurs
Yorkspur
There are pertinent and totally objective facts which contradict the people who call Dr Thaksin Shinawatra "corrupt." 1. He is the only Thai leader to ever be elected twice in national elections. 2. He was ousted by a totally undemocratic military coup. 3. The military made illegal the membership of the PPP party which had won the election under Dr thaksin's leadership. 3. A brother-in-law of Dr Thaksin was elected Prime Minister on September 18, 2008. 4. He is a highly successful businessman, but that does not mean he is "corrupt." I would add that I think we in the UK should not place as much credence on the judicial system in a country like Thailand. The connections between legality, religion, military force, royalty, democracy and morality in Thailand are very different to what we consider normal in the West. I'm no legal eagle but it seems to me that it was illegal for the military to oust him in the first place. As for his conduct regarding Manchester City I think he has been great!
Sindbad
Frank once said in an interview, "How can you be corrupt when you use your own money?" Rather succint, I thought.
Old Mother Hell
i dont know all the details .. but its unfortunate that him being the former leader of a country gets treated in such a manner.
ArabianKnight
All I can add is that after the abysmal way that Svengate was handled, his admission of "bringing shame" to City and organising a sale that was handled with a watertight secrecy and dignity saved the club's bacon. I thank him for that, having no clue at all what goes on in Thailand.
Johnny Baguette
Most the money who comes from policy is dirty.
city 81
... Especially in third world countries.
city 81
Try http://thaiintelligentnews.wordpress.com/ or http://bangkokpundit.blogspot.com/ These blogs are more reliable than mainstream sources such as The Nation or Bangkokpost. Anyways, looking at all the corruption cases being presented to court, I believe it is less than 1% of Mr. Thaksin's net worth (Before it was confiscated). I see no reason why he would take such efforts when he can make higher returns through legit investments such as with Manchester City. Also, I would not believe reports that the "educated" do not support him as about 60,000+ residents from Bangkok attended his recent rally where the PAD could only muster 15,000-20,000 in 'good times'. Thailand is at a point where legal acts are being construed as illegal and vice versa. It can be seen where the courts have allowed the occupation of the government house by protesters when in fact it illegal by law. It can be seen when no legal actions have been taken against protesters that have killed police officers during the protest (2-3 of them), but police officer gets the blame for injuring the protesters because they used tear gas (which actually was not their fault since they requested to use water hose to disperse the protesters but were denied by the Bangkok governor, who is a senior member of the opposition party.)
arse8
Sorry, must add one more thing. I believe these and other issues have not been disclosed and that the Thai media loves to focus on allegations rather than facts. It is because of this that he has a negative image and I feel that he is being wrongly treated and accused.
arse8
 

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