Thaksin's Bribery Along His Fugitive Path 2 (Liberia)
( Last edit 2009-06-07 )
Former Thai PM in Liberia
by Julius Kanubah, Star Radio Liberia On Tuesday, 21 April 2009
The former Prime Minister of Thailand has held talks with Vice President Joseph Boakai aimed at exploring avenues for a huge investment in Liberia. Mr. Thaksin Shinawatra told VP Boakai Tuesday it is his strong intention for Thailand to have good relations with African Countries. According to him, Thailand would like to share its success and failure in the areas of agriculture and poverty eradication. Mr. Shinawatra said his group is interested in oil and mineral exploration and extraction, agriculture, telecommunication license and Lottery.
The Thai billionaire arrived in Liberia early Tuesday and would continue his journey to Ivory Coast and other African Countries on Wednesday. Making remarks, VP Boakai welcomed Mr. Shinawatra and delegation and urged the Thais to investment in Liberia as the country has all of the minerals.
Funny Things Happening in Protocol
Thai Ex-Prime Minister Eyes Huge Investment in Mining Sector, Published: 23 April, 2009
MONROVIA - A Thailand delegation headed by former Prime Minster of that country, Mr. Thaksin Shinawatra, has ended a private visit to Liberia.
The delegation held talks with the Chairman of the National Investment Commission (NIC), Dr. Richard Tolbert, in Monrovia on Wednesday.
Published: 30 April, 2009
Something funny seems to be happening in the protocol section of the Government; and it is worrying. Last week we had the visit of the recently deposed leader of Thailand who is now a wanted man by the government of his country for corruption. Thaksin Shinawatra, Thailand's ex-Prime Minister, came here flying the investment flag expressing his interest in oil exploration, mining and other natural resources of our country.
Comment: Why Thaksin Went To Liberia
(1) Some part of the news said Thaksin was a Thailand delegation which is obviously incorrect and misleading. Thaksin left his prime sanctuary in Dubai, less than 7 days after his red-shirts army rioted and fell to overthrow PM Abhisit government. It could well be because of either Thaksin was scared of being arrested and deported from UAE, or UAE might have had politely invited him out of the country to review the situation.
(2) Thaksin is seeking another backup sanctuary (after UAE, Montenegro and Nicaragua) since he is as always a coward fugitive on the run away from the serious culprit-catcher, Kasit Piromya, (Thailand's Foreign Minister who is also a serious PAD supporter and a defyant of Thaksin). Thaksin just recently utterly failed the conspiracy to overthrow PM Abhisit by violent red riots and the wicked coup attempt. Moreover, he got caught off-guard and shamefully lost face on three major international media on April 13, 2009 as compared to the victorious PM Abhisit who could clarify all the issues asked by the interviewers.
(3) If Thaksin really means business with Liberia, it means that he sees the weak points in Liberia's administration, either corrupt bureacrats, corrupt leaders, wide social gaps, weak democracy, weak media and the richness in country's natural resources.
(4) If Thaksin really means business with Liberia, it may mean that he is abandoning his poor red-shirts whom he is really fed up with 500-baht per head line-up payment for each his self-cheering-up rally in Thailand, as he subconsciously complained in his phone-in instigation.