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The Foreign Ministry issued a new Thai passport to fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra on Oct 31, Democrat Party spokesman Chavanond Intarakomalyasut claimed on Thursday.

Mr Chavanond said he had received an email message from a Foreign Ministry official who wrote under the pseudonym ''Buakaew Saiphanmai'' (new blood of the ministry). The message said the ministry had issued a passport to Thaksin on Oct 31.

 

He quoted the email as saying that a group of ministry officials and politicians had entered the Department of Consular Affairs, on Chaeng Wattana Road, on Oct 31, which was shut that day because of a declared holiday due to the flooding.

 

Those officials and politicians had unlocked the department's computerised system to prepare a passport for someone. The email sender had said the group had removed the name of the recipient from the blacklist to pave way for the issuing of a passport.

 

Mr Chavanond, who held the position of secretary to the foreign minister during the Democrat-led government, said he had checked the itinerary of Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul from Nov 22 to 25 -- as suggested by the email sender -- and found that the minister had gone to Dubai, where Thaksin now lives since being toppled by a military coup in 2006.

 

The new Thai passport had already been handed to Thaksin, according to the opposition spokesman.

 

He said he wanted Mr Surapong to answer the charge a passport had been issued for Thaksin and whether the ousted prime minister was still on the ministry's blacklist.

 

Evidence must be shown if the passport was not issued to Thaksin, said Mr Chavanond. If Mr Surapong did issue the passport, he could be deemed in breach of the law and must face legal action, the Democrat spokesman said.Earlier,

 

Mr Surapong had said it was the foreign minister's right to issue or revoke passports and he planned to reissue a Thai passport to Thaksin as a "New Year gift"', after the Democrat-led government revoked it two years ago.Mr Chavanond demanded the newly appointed foreign permanent secretary launch an inquiry into the matter.

 

 

Everything is above board and in the open with PT. :liar:

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He quoted the email as saying that a group of ministry officials and politicians had entered the Department of Consular Affairs, on Chaeng Wattana Road, on Oct 31, which was shut that day because of a declared holiday due to the flooding.

 

Those officials and politicians had unlocked the department's computerised system to prepare a passport for someone. The email sender had said the group had removed the name of the recipient from the blacklist to pave way for the issuing of a passport.

 

This is unbelievable even for Thailand. Do the Thais think the world doesn't see anything? They want to be taken seriously as a real country and pull shit like this? Truly a very sad and disturbing event, imo.

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This is unbelievable even for Thailand. Do the Thais think the world doesn't see anything? They want to be taken seriously as a real country and pull shit like this? Truly a very sad and disturbing event, imo.

 

 

We knew this would happen.

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This is unbelievable even for Thailand. Do the Thais think the world doesn't see anything? They want to be taken seriously as a real country and pull shit like this? Truly a very sad and disturbing event, imo.

 

I think people outside LOS don't give a shit.

As long they have fun (like tourists and sexpats) - and make money (small and large industries) they will ignore this.

 

I guess you can't have booth: enjoying the lawlessness and corruption to your own advance (like using the service of prostitutes or bribing police for offenses, e.g.), while complaining that rules are constantly being bend...

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The Foreign Ministry issued a new Thai passport to fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra on Oct 31, Democrat Party spokesman Chavanond Intarakomalyasut claimed on Thursday.

Mr Chavanond said he had received an email message from a Foreign Ministry official who wrote under the pseudonym ''Buakaew Saiphanmai'' (new blood of the ministry). The message said the ministry had issued a passport to Thaksin on Oct 31.

 

And what?

 

They could revoke his diplomatic passport but it vas a crusade to revoke his regular Thai passport.

 

The guy who revoked it had no more authority than the one who gave him the passport back. And the new guy has been elected, not installed by who-knows-whom.

 

What now?

 

We, guests,go along anti-Thaksin lines for what?

 

Thaksin is like Cyborg, however you cut him or destroy him, he resurrects. By the will of Thai electorate.

 

Shut fuckin up and respect whatever Thai people have elected.

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The Foreign Minister's degrees are all in engineering. Nobody elected him. Thaksin told his sister to appoint him.

 

Like it or not, Thaksin is a fugitive who fled the country to avoid prison. Does the US State Department issue passports to fugitives? Does the Australian government?

 

Why must we respect political figures who work in secrecy, even visiting the office on holidays when no one else is there?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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