SPIEGEL Interview with Thaksin Shinawatra 'Thailand Must Be United Again'

Former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra now lives in exile in Dubai. Sentenced in Thailand to two years in prison for abuse of office, Thaksin hopes his younger sister, Yingluck Shinawatra, will become the country's new prime minister in July so he can return home. He talks to SPIEGEL about past mistakes and his country's political future. 
Yingluck Shinawatra, the sister of toppled former Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra and the prime ministerial candidate for the country's biggest opposition Pheu Thai Party, greets her supporters.

Yingluck Shinawatra, the sister of toppled former Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra and the prime ministerial candidate for the country's biggest opposition Pheu Thai Party, greets her supporters.

Foto: SUKREE SUKPLANG/ REUTERS
Interview conducted by Thilo Thielke.
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