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Thaksin Shinawatra

ทักษิณ ชินวัตร
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23rd Prime Minister of Thailand
In office
9 February 2001 – 19 September 2006
Monarch Bhumibol Adulyadej
Preceded by Chuan Leekpai
Succeeded by Sonthi Boonyaratglin (Leader of the 2006 coup d'etat)
Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand
In office
13 July 1995 – 8 November 1997
Prime Minister Banharn Silpa-archa
Chavalit Yongchaiyudh
Minister of Education
In office
14 June 2001 – 9 October 2001
Prime Minister himself
Preceded by Kasem Watanachai
Succeeded by Suwit Khunkitti
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
25 October 1994 – 10 February 1995
Prime Minister Chuan Leekpai
Preceded by Prasong Soonsiri
Succeeded by Krasae Chanawongse
Special Economic Adviser of Cambodia
In office
4 November 2009 – 23 August 2010
Prime Minister Hun Sen
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Position abolished
Leader of Thai Rak Thai Party
In office
14 July 1998 – 2 October 2006
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Chaturon Chaisang
Personal details
Born 26 July 1949 (1949-07-26) (age 71)
San Kamphaeng, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Nationality Thai
Montenegrin (2009–present)
Political party Thai Rak Thai Party (1998–2006)
Other political
Palang Dharma Party (1994–98)
Spouse(s) Potjaman Na Pombejra (1976–2008)
Children Panthongtae Shinawatra
Pintongtha Shinawatra
Peathongtarn Shinawatra
Residence Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Alma mater Armed Forces Academies Preparatory School
Royal Police Cadet Academy
Eastern Kentucky University
Sam Houston State University (Ph.D.)
Profession Businessperson
Police Officer (1973–1987)
Visiting Professor
Net worth US$1.8 billion (October 2018)

Thaksin Shinawatra (born July 26, 1949) is a former Prime Minister of Thailand, and he is in exile (as of 2017). He is also a businessman, politician, . He is a former leader of the Thai Rak Thai Party.



"[H]is young sister, former prime minister Yingluck, went into hiding [in 2017]. She failed to appear at the Supreme Court's Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions Positions ... to hear the ruling in her rice-pledging scheme trial".

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