Here is an interesting summary (in Thai) that provides the truth about Thaksin! It has been prepared by the Academic Network of Ubon Ratchatani University. An accessible two column format with popular beliefs about Thaksin set against the “real” situation. Note that in the heading Thaksin is referred to as “Maew Maew.” “Maew” is a rather derogatory Thai term for the ethnic minority Hmong who are most populous in Chiang Mai. I am told that Thaksin has been given this slang name because Chiang Mai is his home town and also because his face is thought to be un-Thai in appearance.