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Thaksin Shinawatra

Thaksin ShinawatraBorn: 26-Jul-1949
Birthplace: Chiang Mai, Thailand

Gender: Male
Religion: Buddhist
Race or Ethnicity: Asian
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Head of State

Nationality: Thailand
Executive summary: Prime Minister of Thailand, 2001-06

Billionaire. Founded the Thai Rak Thai ("Thais Love Thais") political party in 1998. As Prime Minister, he ordered a 2002 crackdown in which as many as 2700 drug dealers or offenders were summarily executed by Thai police, without any judicial process whatsoever. Overthrown in 2006 as he was in New York City to address the United Nations General Assembly.

Father: Lert Shinawatra (Thai politician, b. 1919)
Mother: Yindi Ramingwong
Wife: (married)
Wife: Potjaman

    High School: Montfort College, Chiang Mai, Thailand
    University: Thai Police Cadet Academy
    University: MA Criminal Justice, Eastern Kentucky University (1975)
    University: PhD Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University (1978)

    Prime Minister of Thailand (9-Feb-2001 to 19-Sep-2006, deposed)
    Thai Minister Deputy Prime Minister (15-Aug-1997 to 14-Nov-1997)
    Ousted in a Coup (19-Sep-2006)
    Chinese Ancestry

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