Noppadon Pattama, Thaksin Shinawatra's legal adviser, said Sunday that the former prime minister wants his slate to be wiped clean if he is to return home. Thaksin said in an interview on CNN last Saturday that if the government wanted reconciliation, he must gain amnesty. The announcement came after Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont said Saturday that Thaksin could return home if he promised to cease all political activities. Thaksin is currently in Japan, but plans to go to China, other Asian countries and the Middle East in the coming weeks.
The Nation