Thaksin should stay out of Thai politics: Panel chief
BANGKOK (AFP) - The head of an independent Thai reconciliation panel called on former leader Thaksin Shinawatra to stay out of the country's turbulent politics ahead of a key report on deadly 2010 protests on Monday.
Former attorney general Kanit Nanakorn said the kingdom's current Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra should be left to run the country without interference from her brother Thaksin, who was ousted in a military coup and lives abroad to avoid a jail term for corruption.
"I think that Thaksin should stop his role in politics," Mr Kanit said in an interview aired on Thai television Monday, adding that Ms Yingluck had "worked well" and he "should let her manage Thailand".
The comments come as Kanit's Truth for Reconciliation Commission of Thailand (TRCT) prepare to release its final report on the country's worst political violence in decades two years ago.