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(From The Nation (Thailand))
Byline: The Nation.
People will wonder about hidden deals and Privy Council chief's influence, critics complain
Privy Council president Prem Tinsulanonda landed himself in hot water yesterday for allowing the wife of ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra to meet him at his residence, as many observers saw the meeting as inappropriate.
General Oud Buengbon, Prem's close aide who is member of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA), sent his Mercedes-Benz sedan for Khunying Pojaman Shinawatra and her brother Bhanapot Damapong to see Prem at his residence in the morning.
Pojaman and Bhanapot spent 15 minutes at Prem's house before leaving without giving any interview.
Campaign for Popular Democracy (CPD) secretary-general Suriyasai Katasila said the meeting between Prem and Pojaman was unsuitable as Prem had a prominent role in the military coup on September 19.
He said that after the coup, representatives from many groups had asked for Prem's …