The Facebook page of Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra, Thaksin’s sister and former Prime Minister of Thailand, posted some photos of her brother boarding a plane on 22 August. Ms. Yingluck wrote: “The day my brother has been waiting for has finally come.”
According to the news agency reutersIn the video, the Thaksin brothers are saying goodbye by hugging each other. Mr. Thaksin then got out of his car, greeted those present, and boarded a private plane. Ms. Yingluck did not say when or where Thaksin left, but Thai media reported that the plane had left Singapore.
Mr. Thaksin on the flight back to Thailand. Photo: Facebook
Thaksin and his brother said goodbye by hugging each other. Photo: Facebook
A source said the former prime minister will arrive at the VIP landing area on his latest jet, the Gulfstream, and the plane will reach Don Mueang airport around 9 am.
Earlier, Thai national police commander Damrongsak Kitiprapas said police units had prepared security measures for Mr Thaksin as soon as he arrived at the airport.
Yesterday (21 August), police units involved in Thaksin’s assignment carried out an exercise with the content of security measures and arrangements for escorting the former prime minister from airport to airport. Immigration Police Department to carry out the authentication procedures.
sheet wise Bangkok Post On 22 August, after completing the authentication procedures, Mr. Thaksin will be taken to the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Department No. 2 to record his return to the country. Mr Thaksin will then be taken to the Supreme Court’s criminal division for political holders to confirm he is a wanted person by court order.
Thaksin is expected to appear at the Criminal Division of the Supreme Court at around 10:30 a.m. on 22 August, said Sorawis Limparangsi, a spokesman for the Thai Justice Office.
Mr Thaksin will be taken to the Supreme Court’s office dealing with criminal cases, with journalists not allowed inside.
Mr. Thaksin is expected to appear at the Criminal Division of the Supreme Court at around 10:30 am on 22 August. Photo: Reuters
A spokesman for Thailand’s Justice Office said the Supreme Court would issue a press release detailing its review of Thaksin’s cases after the court proceedings were over.
The court will issue a detention order for Mr. Thaksin. According to Thai National Police Chief Damrongsak Kitiprapas, the Thai Department of Corrections will transfer him to a remand Bangkok prison pending further legal proceedings.
Mr. Damrongsak said that security would be tightened during the said process.
In addition, Thailand’s national police chief said that Thaksin’s supporters from other provinces could welcome him. That’s why the police has prepared meeting places for them.
Mr. Damrongsak said there was no indication of possible violence. He said that the police will be on high alert.
Asked whether former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra – Thaksin’s sister – would return home with her brother, Mr Damrongsak said there was no information on that.