The Royal Thai Police has asked the cooperation of the International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) to arrest fugitive ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra who is believed to remain in his hideaway inside the United Arab Emirates.
"From the latest check, there is no record to confirm that Thaksin has left the UAE," police spokesman Lt General Watcharaphol Prasanratchakit said.
Got to love those fact checkers at The Nation.
How will Interpol "arrest" Thaksin and deport him to Thailand? The Nation doesn't bother finding that tidbit out.
Interpol, by the way, doesn't get involved with political crimes.
Thaksin really is a political refugee. He was ousted in a military coup and sent up the river by a politicized judiciary with no credibility whatsoever.
Nevertheless, Interpol can't arrest Thaksin and deport him to Thailand.