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Thaksin and Yingluck show up in Tokyo

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Former prime ministers Thaksin Shinawatra and Yingluck Shinawatra attended a social function in Tokyo today (March 29), The Asahi Shimbun reports.

In a brief interview at the sidelines of the function held at the New Otani Hotel, Thaksin predicted that Pheu Thai Party would get a landslide victory in the next general election.

Thaksin said he wished Thailand returns to democracy as soon as possible. He said Thailand needs a system that allows a free of speech and guarantee human rights to the people.

“That is what Thailand needs especially in this modern economy, you need democracy to allow more creativity to happen in Thailand,” he said.

When asked about the strategy for the general election, Thaksin said: “I’m not involved with the [Pheu Thai] party. They really don’t want me to get involved, but I believe that they have many good people in the Pheu Thai party and they should be able to lead the party to another landslide victory.”

The Asahi Shimbun reported that Yingluck arrived Japan in a private jet and the duo are expected to stay in Japan for several days.

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