Targeting Thaksin

An awful lot of mud has been thrown at Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra this year, but not much has stuck. A legal dossier handed to state prosecutors by the Election Commission last week could prove harder to hose off, though. It alleges that Thai Rak Thai, the political party founded and led by Thaksin, bribed three smaller parties to field candidates in Thailand's controversial April 2 election after the main opposition parties boycotted the poll, and that it also hacked into Election Commission computers, falsifying the candidates' records so they'd be eligible to run.

Thaksin hasn't commented publicly...

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