Saturday, November 17, 2012

Thaksin's advice to businessmen: If you want to enter politics...

Former Premier Thaksin Shinawatra said in New Delhi yesterday that politicians should give up their business interests before entering politics.
He said at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit:
"If you really want to enter politics, wash your hands of business. If you change too fast, there is resistance, especially when democracy is not mature."
He added that politics is for those who are willing to sacrifice, do not have anything to lose and are willing to do good for the country.
At the conference, Thaksin was asked questions about crony capitalism and allegatons that he was controlling Thailand remotely by using his sister as a proxy.
He responded: "It is a good excuse to accuse others of corruption. In my case, there is no corruption. It is a technique to keep me out of Thailand."

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