Thaksin Shinawatra (Thai: ทักษิณ ชินวัตร, IPA: [tʰáksǐn tɕʰinwát] (help·info); born July 26, 1949) is a controversial Thai politician who served as prime minister of Thailand from 2001 to 2006 as leader of the now banned Thai Rak Thai Party. He was deposed by a military coup in 2006.
Interview with World Policy
- I don't care whether I go back home or not. I just care how you can move our country forward, how the rule of law will be respected, and how the dignity of the Thai people must be respected.
- You cannot deliver what you promise to the people, you cannot solve the problem of the country if you're being controlled by the politburo and appointed senators.
- I think those who say that they are patriotic, they should be quiet and let the country run in a democratic way. In every election, if you don't like the government, you don't vote for it.