Appointing Thaksin ‘an insult’ to Thai justice system
The Foreign Ministry has responded to Cambodia’s appointment of fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra as its economic adviser by recalling the Thai ambassador to Cambodia.
The Thai government prepared to fend off a “red shirt” army at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit, mounting security measures designed to prevent a repetition of the embarrassing scenes that disrupted a similar Asean meeting in Pattaya.
Posted in Opinion, Thaksin
Tagged Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma, Cambodia, Gen Than Shwe, Hun Sen, Khin Nyunt, military regime, Myanmar government, Shin Corp, Thai government, Thailand, Thaksin
With his visit on Wednesday to Cambodia, former prime minister Chavalit Yongchaiyudh has virtually opened this country to interference in its internal affairs and further complicated the Thai-Cambodian border conflict.
Cambodia issued a statement Friday, saying it would not extradite the former Prime Minister Thaksin Sinawatra if requested by the Thai government.
The prime minister’s spokesperson says the fugitive former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has left Dubai, after the UAE government requested that he leave the country due to his continuous phone-in attacks on the Thai government.
The anti-government United Front of Democracy Against Dictatorship’s (UDD) campaign for a royal pardon for former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has caused concerns for the Thai Government and the general public. The Government has responded to the UDD’s campaign by proactively informing the public of regulations and procedures of a royal pardon.
Posted in government/politic, King / Monachy, red-shirted protesters
Tagged campaign, constitutional monarch, Facts, His Majesty the King, Monarchy, petitioning of a royal pardon, procedures, regulations, royal pardon, Thai government, Thaksin Shinawatra, UDD
The US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has expressed confidence in Thailand’s political stability and confirmed that she would join the Asean Ministerial Meeting and Asean Regional Forum in Thailand in July, Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya said Friday. Continue reading