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Sugary profile of Thaksin in exile riles Thailand’s junta

August 16, 2007

By Seth Mydans
International Herald Tribune
August 14, 2007

BANGKOK: “Thaksin, Where Are You?”

It is Thailand’s latest political puzzler – a strange little book about the former prime minister that may or may not be what it seems.

Thaksin Shinawatra is in London, his home since he was ousted in a coup last September, watching and perhaps waiting for his moment as the generals in power lead the country through an exhausting series of watershed moments.

Next Sunday, in the latest of these, Thailand will vote on a new constitution that would pave the way for an election, tentatively set for November.

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