Mr Chusak says ex-PM’s decision to stay abroad may be good for PPP

August 11th, 2008 - 1:23 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Minister attached to the Office of the Prime Minister Chusak Sirinil says he does not know whether former premier Thaksin Shinawatra will return to the country to defend himself in court, adding that the People Power party (PPP) may become more unified should Dr Thaksin not return home.

Mr Chusak says he cannot contact people close to the ex-premier to ask whether he will travel back to fight his cases. He also says Mr Thaksin’s request for asylum is a matter of international laws. As for speculations that PPP may face political problems if Mr Thaksin does not return, the minister says the ex-premier’s decision to stay abroad may, on the other hand, strengthen the party.

Mr Chusak states further that the party will be submitting documents to explain its dissolution charge to the Election Commission (EC) on August 13th.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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