THAILAND – Former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra is still healthy but he keeps quiet as does not want to be linked with political issues, people close to him said yesterday.
Thaksin’s brother-in-law Somchai Wongsawat – also a former prime minister – said Thaksin had greeted him by telephone on Sunday. Thaksin was not somewhere near Thailand and he was healthy.
“Thaksin has no signs of illness. His voice is still clear and he is healthy. If he were really sick, the Shinawatra family would have no reason to conceal it. If Thaksin has some sickness, it must be [emotional], as he misses his home and his kids. Although Khunying Pojaman Na Pombejra is his ex-wife, he still misses her,” Somchai said.