"Thaksin Shinawatra" is a Thailand/Thai business tycoon turned politician. He founded Advanced Info Service, Thailand's most successful mobile phone operator. He founded the Thai Rak Thai (TRT) party in 1998 and became List of Prime Ministers of Thailand/Prime Minister of Thailand from 2001 until 2006 when he was Deposition (politics)/overthrown in a military coup. Thaksin has since lived in self-imposed exile except for a brief visit to Thailand in 2008. He was convicted by the Supreme Court's Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions of abusing his power to help his wife buy public land at an auction, and was sentenced to two years in jail. Various criminal charges also await him if he returns to Thailand. His younger sister, Yingluck Shinawatra, was the Prime Minister of Thailand from 2011 to 2014.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous politicians! More Thaksin Shinawatra on Wikipedia.