Thaksin is going one step higher…one step further… After his calls for the “revolution by the people“, after his attacks against the Privy Council… now this…
This is really, really bold, in the thai context… Thaksin says that the King knew in advance… because he was abused (misinformed) by the Privy Council.
This is certainly the point of no return…
Thaksin Shinawatra, the former premier of Thailand, has accused the country’s revered king of prior knowledge of the military coup that toppled him in 2006. […]
According to Mr Thaksin, the coup was presented as a favour to the king, with his privy councillors accusing Mr Thaksin of disloyalty. Mr Thaksin said he had later been told this by General Panlop Pinmanee, who has in the past confirmed that he met Mr Thaksin but denied politics was discussed.
Mr Thaksin claims that Gen Surayud Chulanont – who served as interim prime minister following the coup – was present at the meeting with the king.
“Gen Surayud, Gen Prem [Tinsulanonda, the senior member of the privy council] and another privy councillor went to have an audience with his majesty the king and told his majesty that they will do a favour for him by getting me because I am not loyal to the king,” Mr Thaksin said. “That started the whole process.”