HONG KONG : Ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has vehemently denied the Democrat Party's accusation that he held secret talks with southern rebel leaders.
"I have never talked with [rebel leaders]. I don't have the status to do so. I'm just an unemployed man," Thaksin said in an exclusive interview with Bangkok Post yesterday.
Democrat MP for Songkhla Thaworn Senneam said in parliament on Thursday that Thaksin met 18 rebel representatives in a neighbouring country recently.
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