Former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has told a Thai newspaper that he is not sick and has been doing business in Africa.
Thaksin gave a phone-interview to a Thai Rath Online reporter after his lawyer Noppadon Pattama distributed media pictures of Thaksin to disprove rumours he is sick or in critical condition, as some rumours said.
He did not elaborate which country he is in at the moment, saying he travels constantly.
“People lied about me all the time. If you believe those lies, you have to ask yourself if there’s something wrong with you,” Thaksin replied when asked to comment on speculation about his health.
“Now you hear my voice. Do you think I’m sick?” he asked the reporter.
Asked why he had stopped posting messages on his Twitter page, Thaksin said “I want reconciliation to happen.”