Thai king decreases previous PM Thaksin’s jail sentence to one year

Thai king reduces former PM Thaksin's prison sentence to one year

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Former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

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Thailand’s king has actually travelled previous prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra’s eight-year jail sentence to one year, the royal gazette stated on Friday, a day after the billionaire sent an ask for pardon.

The previous premier, 74, went back to Thailand recently in a remarkable homecoming after costs 15 years abroad in self-exile to prevent jail on charges of abuse of power and disputes of interest throughout his time in power.

He got here on a personal jet and was moved to jail to serve an eight-year sentence. On his opening night, he was transferred to a cops medical facility over chest discomforts and hypertension.

On Thursday he sent an ask for a royal pardon.

Thaksin “was a prime minister, has done good for the country and people and is loyal to the monarchy,” the royal gazette stated on Friday.

“He respected the process, admitted his guilt, repented, accepted court verdicts. Right now he is old, has illness that need caring from medical professional,” it checked out.