Sunday, May 23, 2010
Thaksin spotted at Cannes Film Festival...
While his red-shirt leaders are being detained for questioning, Thaksin Shinawatr was spotted in Cannes, France, where he was seen to be mingling with people attending the annual film festival.
He was last seen with one of his daughters in a luxury shop in Paris. There were reports that he was trying to talk to a group of French reporters but the French foreign ministry was said to have tried to persuade him not to do that to keep the Thai-French official relations intact.
Thaksin has made no statement over the May 19-20 burning down of buildings and looting in Bangkok after the May 19 suspension of the red protest. He has said only that he was not behind anything that was bad.
Now that some of the red remnants say they may be "going underground," what is he going to say? Or perhaps, he IS already underground, and abroad, at the same time?