Sparked by comments made by Chalerm Yoobamrung, news media around the world are reporting that Thaksin will return to Thailand on 14 February 2008.

The only time I saw Thaksin in the flesh, his entourage – including heart-throb politico “Sam” Yuranan Pamornmontri – was beseiged by well-wishers carrying roses.

Chiang Rai, Thailand, 2006

Is this what Chalerm has in mind?