The article “Thailand’s Thaksin Steals the Spotlight Once Again” by Andrew Marshall on TIME web site quotes SIU’s opinion.
The article is about Thaksin’s role in his Japan visit which steals the news coverage from his sister, PM Yingluck. The author, Andrew Marshall, quotes the comment from SIU executive director, Kan Yuenyong.
Pre-eminence abroad could win over enemies at home. “Thaksin wants to prove his innocence to the Thai public by showing that he’s accepted by the international community,” says Kan Yuenyong, executive director of the Siam Intelligence Unit, a Bangkok think tank. For now, Thaksin’s long exile continues, albeit with VIP status. Expect him to make the most of it.