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Thaksin to receive award from Bolivian President

brian | 04.11.2008 12:40 | Social Struggles | World

This is an in interesting story as Thaksin has been under attack by the thai right, its media and the thai military...Sure signs he is not as bad as made out.
Kudos to Morales for thinking outside the straightjacket of official propaganda

Thaksin to receive award from Bolivian President - Bolivia’s President Evo Morales was considering giving Thailand’s deposed prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra the Order of Simon Bolivar after he aided Thai people in the grass-root level, improved their living conditions, and settled the International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan.

Mr Thaksin was scheduled to receive the award at Plaza Murillo in Bolivia’s La Paz.

In addition, President Morales was expected to approach former premier Thaksin to become his adviser to overcome the economic problems in Bolivia.

The award was named after Simon Bolivar, a historical figure who freed many South American countries from Spanish rule