Thaksin: The Business of Politics in Thailand
Silkworm Books, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 302 pages
He made a fortune of two billion US dollars in four years. He was elected prime minister by a landslide. He escaped conviction for corruption by a sliver. He believes he can take Thailand into the first world in eight years by running the country like a company.
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430 p m 3 August 2001
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