Thailand: Thaksin and family flee to England, skip court appearance

Updated On: Aug 11, 2008

Former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his wife Pojaman missed their scheduled flight from Beijing to Bangkok, where Pojaman faces three years of incarceration for tax evasion.

Thaksin must return to Thailand by 11 Aug 08 to stand trial in an abuse-of-power case.

Today, 11 Aug 08, Thaksin and wife miss flight to Bangkok
Xinhua, 11 Aug 08, Thai former PM Thaksin may announce political asylum http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-08/11/content_9156717.htm

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