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Thaksin

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In the early 1990s, Thaksin Shinawatra came from nowhere to become a multi-billionaire in just four years. In 2001, he was elected prime minister on a single-minded promise to accelerate Thailand to first-world status through unrestrained capitalist growth. In 2009, over video link from exile in Dubai, he urged thousands of red-shirted supporters to revolution, provoking days of street fighting and the biggest-ever domestic operation by the Thai army. Thaksin 's tenure gave new meaning to the role of prime minister and ...

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Thaksin
2009, Silkworm Books, Seattle

ISBN-13: 9789749511794

2nd edition

Trade paperback

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