BANGKOK, 28 August 2011 (NNT) – Self-exiled former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has left Japan and is now in Macao.
Mr Thaksin had met Japanese senior officials and visited the tsunami and quake-hit areas. During his interview with Kyodo News before leaving Japan, he denied reports of any plan to visit Cambodia. The former premier said he would go to Macao and then to Dubai, which is now the site of his luxury asylum.
Avoiding corruption charges in his motherland, the 62-year-old billionaire had asked for a special visa to Japan; breaking the law forbidding fugitive to travel into the country.
Reporter: Nuttaporn Chanchokpong – NNT