Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Thaksin may lose his rank, passport..and his shirt
Former Premier Thaksin Shinnawatr may soon lose his rank of lieutenant-colonel for his conviction in the controversial land purchase case. Police say they are looking into all related laws and regulations. The National Police Act says that a commissioned officer found guilty of corruption or sentenced to jail could be stripped of his rank.
Foreign Minister Sompong Amornvivat has also said that his office is looking into regulations that a former premier found guilty of a criminal charge should be deprived of the special privileges granted under a diplomatic passport.
Will Thaksin also lose his appeal to "unfreeze" the estimated 70 billion baht worth of assets ordered by the court so far? We shall see whether he will also lose his shirt. Or whether he will get back a jacket after losing his shirt.