Last October, the Supreme Court sentenced Thaksin in absentia to two years in jail for abuse of power after finding him guilty of illegally facilitating a deal for his then wife Pojaman to buy a prime block of Ratchadapisek land in Bangkok. He and Pojaman had fled to England before the ruling. Pojaman, who was acquitted in the case but is appealing a tax-evasion conviction, returned to Thailand in December after divorcing him.
The Nation is absolutely shameless.
The court didn't find Thaksin "guilty of illegally facilitating a deal for his then wife Pojaman to buy a prime block of Ratchadapisek land in Bangkok."
A complete fabrication not even close to the truth.
The truth is Thaksin was found guilty of having a spouse who bought land at a state auction while he was prime minister. That was the crime. The court never even declared that there was a criminal conspiracy to defraud the state or that Potjaman was guilty of any wrongdoing.
The ruling was idiotic despite the lies of The Nation.