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06 December 2008 :: 11:12:33 am 39707

Ousted Pm Thaksin’s Ex-Wife Returns to Thailand

BANGKOK, Dec 6 - Khunying Potjaman Damapong, former wife of deposed Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra returned to Bangkok on Friday after she jumped bail on a tax evasion court case and fled to London four months ago.
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Khunying Potjaman arrived at Suvarnabhumi international airport at 10.30 pm on a Thai Airways International (THAI) flight from Hong Kong as a group of government supporters (members of the “red shirt” group) waited at the airport to welcome her.

Former Deputy Interior Minister Sermsak Pongpanit, former Deputy Commerce Minister Songkram Kitlertpairote and Preecha Prasobdee, a member of now dissolved People Power Party waiting to welcome her home.

TheThai flight from Hong Kong, a car had pick her up and leave the airport immediately. Mr. Songkran said that Khunying Potjaman returned to Bangkok alone, without her son or two daughters.

Khunying Potjaman Shinawatra, 51, found guilty of tax evasion on July 31 and sentenced to three years imprisonment, was released on Bt 5 million bail. She and her then husband did not return to hear the charges handed down, but instead jumped bail and fled to London where Mr. Thaksin owns a home.

The former premier divorced Khunying Potjaman in Hong Kong last month, ending their 32-year marriage. (TNA)

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : Internet   Category : Thailand News

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