What you are at 60 is a measure of what you have achieved in your life. Thaksin managed to garner several billions of baht in his six years in office and is running around the globe to avoid serving the jail term he was given for corruption. Still, who can blame the man? Thai prisons are notorious for bringing out confessions, and no, we are not talking about the mysterious CIA torture chamber that is supposed to be based in Thailand. Water-boarding does not quite seem to fit the character of Thai law-enforcement. The police here have a much better way of getting bad people to spill the beans. Surely Thaksin remembers the 2004 incident when a suspected thief was allegedly administered electric shocks to his testicles. Ouch!
Thaksin garnered several billion while in office and is avoiding jail time for corruption?
Truth translation: Thaksin sold his own business and made his own money and is running away from a draconian prison sentence made up by a politicized court because there was no evidence of corruption whatsoever.
The entire column is Soponian in its stupidity.
As The Nation heads for bankruptcy, it seems to becoming more and more desperate everyday.