Thaksin faces corruption charges. The IHT quotes the chief of Thaksin's legal defense team, Pichit Chuenban: "Thaksin will surrender to police when he arrives and seek his release on bail."
My initial thoughts about this:
- The new airport is not equipped to cope with large crowds greeting arrivals. Some foreign tourists are not going to think so highly of Thaksin on Thursday.
- For Thailand this event will be the equivellent of the late former Pakistani President Bhutto's return to Pakistan in late 2007. Let's hope it has a happier ending. (See this post)
UPDATE: I am live-blogging the return of Thaksin from the airport. Here.