BANGKOK – Fugitive former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra is currently in Japan, it was learned Thursday from informed sources.
Thaksin entered Japan at the beginning of the week on a private visit for shopping and other personal reasons, and was planning to remain in the country several days, they said.
Pictures apparently taken by a Thai national have been posted on the Internet showing Thaskin walking in Tokyo with a woman.
Thaksin posted on Twitter recently that he felt sad about the latest military coup in Thailand.
He was ousted in a 2006 coup and fled Thailand to avoid a two-year jail term from a corruption conviction. He is the elder brother of deposed Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who was unseated by a Constitutional Court ruling earlier this month.