2008-02-29 18:39:41

Thai Former PM Returns After 17 Months in Exile

( 29 Feb 08 – RV) Deposed Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra returned home yesterday from 17 months in exile to face corruption charges, receiving a hero's welcome from supporters and vowing to restore his reputation following his ouster in a coup. Police briefly took him into custody after he arrived at Bangkok's International Airport from Hong Kong, and brought him before a top court where he was immediately released on bail. Secretary of The Oxford University Asia-Pacific Society, Charles Monthienvichienchai told us more about the issues surrounding Shinawatra’s return… RealAudioMP3

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