By Ranger, 4/19/2013
Former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra paid a visit to Myanmar over the Buddhist New Year, where he met with the commander-in-chief of Myanmar’s armed forces, Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing. In the Facebook post, Thaksin wrote that after visiting Hunan Province in China, he traveled to Myanmar. He had stayed overnight at a residence once owned by a British governor during Burma’s colonial era. The residence was bombed by the Japanese in World War II but was later restored. Thaksin made no mention of anything related to the politics or economics of Myanmar. As always with Thaksin visit to countries such as Mayanmar, immediately there were speculation of Thaksin making business deals, and linking these said speculated deals, to if they were in Thailand’s best interest and if there are corruption involved. Transparency International raw numbers sees Thaksin’s government as the least corrupt in decades. About a month earlier, Thaksin also visited Myanmar Dawei project. Of that report, noted was that Thaksin spend time at a beach area, said to include top tier Malaysian business people (Source).