ข้อที่ 1 ผมและครอบครัว มีความจงรักภักดีต่อสถาบันพระมหากษัตริย์และราชวงศ์ทุกพระองค์ อย่างหาที่สุดมิได้ แม้ว่าจะมีผู้จงใจใส่ร้ายมาโดยตลอด

                       ข้อที่ 2 ถึงแม้ผมไม่ใช่คนดีสมบูรณ์แบบ แต่ผมขอยืนยันว่าผมไม่ได้เลวอย่างที่ถูกกล่าวหา เมื่อถึงเวลาที่เหมาะสม ผมจะแถลงความจริงในทุกท่านทราบ วันนี้ยังไม่ใช่วันของ
    ผม ขอให้ผู้สนับสนุนอดทนอีกนิดหนึ่งครับ
                        ข้อที่ 3 หากผมยังมีวาสนา ผมจะขอกลับมาตายบนผืนแผ่นดินไทย เฉกเช่นคนไทยทุกๆ คน

    ด้วยความเคารพรัก

    พ.ต.ท.ทักษิณ ชินวัตร

     

    Thaksin’s “Asylum” Announcement: “Regarding the non-appearance at the Supreme Court”

    “Firstly, I would like to apologize to the judges involved in the Rachadapisek land case and to all my Thai brothers and sisters who have supported me, for traveling to England – a country that holds to the principle of democracy above all else – without reporting to the Supreme Court division for Political Office Holders.Those things that have happened to me, my family and those who are close to me, are a product of the attempt to eliminate me from politics, by assassination and subsequently by the coup d’état. [The coup group] appointed antagonistic individuals to pursue cases against me, and to draft a constitution that preserved dictatorial power; and appointed those who supported the coup into the various organs in order to pursue me. After the election on 23 December 2007, the majority of the people voted for the People’s Power Party, the majority of whose members were former members from Thai Rak Thai [Thaksin’s old party] to return to their duties as representatives of the people.

    I thought the situation was improving and that I would have the opportunity to prove my innocence, and receive justice, thus I returned to Thailand on the 28 February 2008.But the situation got worse; and the things that happened to me and my family were like the fruit of a poison tree, the fruit from such a tree is poison: the preservation of dictatorship by managing democracy and interfering in the justice system… to eliminate me and my family, by those who consider me their political enemy. They do so with no concern for the legal system… or the universal rule of law, whether it is in regard to witness evidence or the use of retrospective measures; they did not use the principles of the rule of law and the legal state. My family and I have been subject to continuous injustice.

    The obvious interference in the justice system and the use of double standards that denies justice to me and my family and those involved can not be compared to the fact that the country’s long-standing processes of justice and the esteemed organizations involved have now degenerated; their politicization and lack of neutrality is a great loss to the country.

    Besides this, my life has been under threat and wherever I traveled I have had to use bullet proof vehicles: this is what I get from giving myself to the nation, the palace and the people with great energy for six years as prime minister I thus apologize one more time that I have had to make this decision to live in England, and I affirm that:

    1 My family and I are inestimably loyal to the monarchy and to all members of the royal family, even though there are those who have slanderously suggested otherwise.

    2 While I am not perfect, I am not as bad as I have been accused of being. When the appropriate time comes, I will declare the truth for all to know; today, is not my day, to my supporters, please continue to be patient.

    3. Like all Thai people, if I have good fortune I request to die on Thai soil.

    With respect and love,

    Police Lieutenant Thaksin Shinawatra

    คำแปลภาษาอังกฤษจาก Sovereign Myth