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Vol 2 (AAC) No 7

Published 1st May 2009

Thaksin Shinawatra

Former Prime Minister (2001-2006), Thailand

Known for his polarising effect in Thai politics, his flight from justice and his interest in football teams in England, Thaksin Shinawatra also presided over a sharp increase in Thai trade with Africa. Before politics, he was a police officer with a doctorate in criminal justice. He then went into business and his computer company Shin Corporation, founded 1983, is now a telecommunications empire.

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