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According to a report in the Bangkok Post, former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra is scheduled to visit Tachilek, Burma next week.
Thousands of the former leader’s supporters are likely to cross the border to attend Thaksin’s rally. Tachilek resides on the Thai-Burma border and is directly north of Chiang Rai province, a red shirt stronghold.
Thaksin’s legal adviser Noppadon Pattama is set to announce the details of the former leader’s visit to Burma at the Pheu Thai Party’s headquarters on Friday.
After being convicted of corruption and sentenced to two years in prison in absentia, the fugitive former Thai prime minister has held several rallies in neighbouring countries in the last year. Last December, Thaksin met with retired Burmese junta Than Shwe during a visit to Burma.