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Thai Government revokes Thaksin Shinawatra’s passports on ‘security’ concerns

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Thaksin Shinawatra meets with Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld

Thailand's Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra meets with Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld in the Pentagon. Photo: DoD photo by Helene C. Stikkel.

BANGKOK — Thailand’s government has cancelled two passports held by former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra due to an interview with CNN in South Korea last week.

Below the statement published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs today:

The cancellation of the passport of Police Lieutenant Colonel Thaksin Shinawatra

The security forces, the State Department had offered to consider taking action in respect of the authority. About the National Police Agency has determined that. Interview wording of Police Lieutenant Colonel Thaksin Shinawatra has some content that might affect the security or the reputation and dignity of the country. The case is under investigation for criminal proceedings for an offense under the Criminal Code Article 112, 326 and 328 and the Computer Crime Act BE 2550, Section 14 (3) (5).

The State Department has considered it. Connected to cancel the passports issued by the State Department’s Passport 2548 Article 21 (4) and Article 23 (2) have announced the cancellation of the passport number U957441 and No. Z530117 of Police Lieutenant Colonel Thaksin Shinawatra. On May 26, 2558

Read the original statement (in Thai language): here


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