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Askin' About Thaksin

By Rob Last edited 126 months ago
Askin' About Thaksin
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Yes, we're slightly obsessed with Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra, but when it allows us to write headlines like that, who can blame us?

As you would imagine the Bangkok Post are also pretty interested in Thaksin's whereabouts, and recently published this article saying that while in London Thaksin may be 'plotting' to rally supporters and establish an exile regime.

Today thay've published another article headlined Thaksin 'holidaying' in London that quotes a statement from the PM, which says "Dr Thaksin as of now will take a deserved rest."

Well, everyone needs a good lie down after a bit of a coup, don't they.

Where that lying down is taking place however is a bit of a mystery, because Thaksy (that's our nickname for him) didn't turn up at his multi-million pound Chelsea flat yesterday. The clever money is on the Dorchester Hotel however as that's where his aides handed out the latest statement.

So what's Thaksy going to do while on holiday? Well, according to the man himself, he's going to ''buy some Thai groceries.'' So if anyone knows any good Thai supermarkets in the Mayfair area please let us know and we'll pass on the info to Thaksy.

Last Updated 22 September 2006

Pedant

I know the Dorchester is on Park Lane, but where is the 'Dorechester'?