Thursday, August 13, 2009
Anand has a piece of advice for Thaksin: Come home....
Anand Panyarachun, a former prime minister, has told another ex-premier, Thaksin Shinawatr, to come home and fight his case through the judicial system "the same way that I did when I was accused of being a communist."
Anand gave a special interview that was aired as part of a special programme on Channel 11 entitled: "Stop the Petition!" broadcast just now. He said the petition being planned by the red-shirts to be presented to the King to seek a pardon for Thaksin was against rules, regulations and tradition.
"Khun Thaksin and some of his followers have said the judicial system has double standards. But from my own observation, they seem to accept the part that benefits them and criticizes the part that doesn't," Anand said.
Will Thaksin come back? He would, but only after he has been pardoned!