Loyal to the King Exiled Thai Prime Minister Awaits Chance to Return

Former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has been living in exile in Dubai since 2008. His sister stands a good change of becoming the country's new prime minister after upcoming elections. SPIEGEL ONLINE visited Thaksin in his new home and spoke to him about his relationship to Thailand and the king.
Anti-government ''red shirt'' protesters hold pictures of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra during a rally in Bangkok in April 2011.

Anti-government ''red shirt'' protesters hold pictures of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra during a rally in Bangkok in April 2011.

Foto: SUKREE SUKPLANG/ REUTERS
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