Thaksin postpones his plan to return to Thailand
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Ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra has postponed his return to Thailand from Friday to next week, his personal spokesman Pongthep Thepkanchana said Friday.
Mr Pongthep, however, denied that the postponement has anything to do with the flag problem.
Last weekend, a Thai national flag bearing Mr Thaksin's name was shown at the Manchester City stadium. According to Flag Act, affixing pictures, letters numbers of other symbols upon the national flag is against the law with a maximum penalty of a year in hail and/or a 2,000 baht fine.
The spokesman said Mr Thaksin has to attend business abroad, so he has to return to Thailand later than expected.
Earlier this week, Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej said he will ask Mr Thaksin about the flag matter once he returns to the country.