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Deposed Thai prime minister plans return

December 25, 2007
By RUNGRAWEE C. PINYORAT, Associated Press Writer 3 minutes ago

BANGKOK, Thailand – Deposed Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra said Tuesday he was planning to return home from exile and might advise the victorious party in last weekend’s elections, sparking fears of another year of intense political conflict in Thailand.

Speaking in Hong Kong, Thaksin said he will “explore options” for a comeback between mid-February and April, but will not resume his political career after being ousted in a bloodless coup d’etat last year.

“I really want to go back as a normal citizen. Enough is enough for politics,” said Thaksin, who is legally barred from holding office, at a press conference.

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