Thaksin Shinawatra, former prime minister of Thailand, has been assigned a private room on the medical ward of Bangkok Remand Prison due to his underlying health conditions. At 74 years old, Thaksin has four known health issues, including heart and lung problems. The Department of Corrections has stated that Thaksin’s health will be closely monitored to provide proper medical care and ensure his safety.
Fugitive former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra could be treated as an elderly prisoner if he returns to Thailand to face his jail term, according to the Department of Corrections. Thaksin’s daughter, Paetongtarn Shinawatra, announced that her father is set to arrive at Don Mueang airport on August 10. This would mark Thaksin’s first return to Thailand in 17 years.