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GOVT'S ALLEGED PLAN TO KILL THAKSIN

They were on track to kill him: Reds

By Naya Jaikawang, Hassaya Chartmontree

The Nation

Published on December 24, 2009

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Pheu Thai MP Jatuporn Prompan yesterday alleged the government was hatching a secret plan to "get rid of" fugitive ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra - backing up his allegation for a second time by disclosing a classified memorandum prepared by the Ministry of

Repeating his claim of last week, Jatuporn said a memorandum on Thai-Cambodian ties, classified as secret and sent from Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya to Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, was purportedly a plot to assassinate Thaksin.

"The term "get rid of" is a codeword for killing," he said, claiming such a codeword is commonly understood by MFA officials.

At yesterday's press conference, Jatuporn focused on the five-page annex to the main document which he touched on last week.

The annex outlined responses of varying intensity to the prime minister of Cambodia, he said. The 18 measures included a ban on Thai citizens visiting Cambodian casinos, cancellation of the extradition treaty, reinforcement of troops along the borders, and cancellation of the memorandum of understanding (MOU) on maritime boundaries.

He said the MFA analysis shed light on the dilemma of memorandums of understanding previously signed with Cambodia.

In one case, the MFA urged cancellation of the 2001 MOU on maritime boundaries in order to smear Thaksin for conflict of interest, he said. But an anticipated adverse impact might have led to the questioning of the MOU on land borders, signed in 2000 by Democrat MR Sukhumbhand Paribatra, he added.

He claimed the debate about the MOUs raised two interesting facts - first, Thaksin had no conflict of interest but the government wanted to smear him; and second, the 2000 MOU highlighted the loss of sovereignty around Preah Vihear Temple, but the Democrats did not want to concede their mistake.

The two MOUs have remained in effect and Thailand will not be better off by meddling with them, he said.

The entire memorandum was 12-pages long and should be made public in order to stop the alleged plot to kill Thaksin, he said.

He insisted disclosure of the classified memorandum would neither be harmful to Thai interests nor beneficial to Cambodia.

"The memorandum is illegal with the aim to take Thaksin's life," he said, shrugging off the threat of litigation on unauthorised disclosure of classified information.

He said he might file a counter lawsuit charging the MFA with abuse of power for undertaking illegal actions.

He vowed to use the classified memorandum as a major rallying point for the red shirts to resume street protests next month designed to oust the government.

He also said he planned to censure Deputy Prime Minister Korbsak Sabhavasu for intimidating the judiciary to relocate the construction site for a court in Pai, Mae Hong Son.

Reacting to Jatuporn's claims, Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban said he would allow legal experts to determine appropriate counter-measures.

Suthep said the government had not planned on taking out a contract on Thaksin's life as alleged. Even though he had no access to the memorandum in question, he assumed it was just an outline of a general plan for responses to anticipated measures from Cambodia, he said.

Because of the leak, the MFA might have to rethink and redraw the plan, he added.

He said there was virtually nothing he nor the government could do to improve the bilateral ties with Cambodia since its prime minister was fully committed to supporting Thaksin in his attempts to undermine the Thai government.

The House committee on foreign relations plans to launch a hearing and will call on Kasit to testify on the classified memorandum, committee chairman Tophong Chaiyasarn said.

Meanwhile, Chavanond Intarakomalyasut, secretary to the foreign minister, said yesterday the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was preparing to take legal action against Jatuporn for making public the classified documents.

A fact-finding committee has been set up to investigate the leak of the documents, according to a ministry source.

The panel, headed by deputy permanent secretary for foreign affairs Piyawat Niyomroek, has questioned almost 20 people but still has not yet completed its work, the source said.

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-- The Nation 2009/12/24

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asiawatcher    1,688

The entire memorandum was 12-pages long and should be made public IT ALREADY HAS BEEN - in order to stop the alleged plot to kill Thaksin, he said.

He insisted disclosure of the classified memorandum would neither be harmful to Thai interests nor beneficial to Cambodia.

"The memorandum is illegal with the aim to take Thaksin's life," - NO ... REALLY? he said, shrugging off the threat of litigation on unauthorised disclosure of classified information.

He said he might file a counter lawsuit charging the MFA with abuse of power for undertaking illegal actions. WHAT - THE THAI GOVT DID SOMETHING ILLEGAL .. NAH...

He vowed to use the classified memorandum as a major rallying point for the red shirts to resume street protests next month designed to oust the government. THAT'LL WORK.. DAMAGE THE COUNTRY MORE IN INTERNATIONAL EYES - LOSE INVESTMENTS, TOURISM, INTERNATIONAL PERCEPTION ON THAILAND AND THE LAND OF SMILES?

He also said he planned to censure Deputy Prime Minister Korbsak Sabhavasu for intimidating the judiciary to relocate the construction site for a court in Pai, Mae Hong Son. WHAT HAS THAT GOT TO DO WITH ANYTHING?

Reacting to Jatuporn's claims, Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban said he would allow legal experts - THIS COULD MAKE A MOVIE to determine appropriate counter-measures.

Suthep said the government had not planned on taking out a contract on Thaksin's life as alleged. Even though he had no access to the memorandum in question, he assumed it was just an outline of a general plan WHAT - ORDER AN EXECUTION? for responses to anticipated measures from Cambodia, he said.

Because of the leak, the MFA might have to rethink and redraw the plan, he added. REALLY? IF THE LOP BURI GUYS CAN POP BULLETS IN BROAD DAYLIGHT AT A BUSINESSMAN (AND NOT KILL HIM) THEN THEY MAY NEED TO RETHINK THEIR 'PLAN'. CAMBO CITIZENS PACK GUNS AS THEY WALK AROUND THE STREETS AS DO THE COPS - WITH I MIGHT ADD, THE OCCASIONAL SHOOT OUT!

He said there was virtually nothing he nor the government could do to improve the bilateral ties with Cambodia since its prime minister was fully committed to supporting Thaksin in his attempts to undermine the Thai government.

The House committee on foreign relations plans to launch a hearing and will call on Kasit to testify on the classified memorandum, committee chairman Tophong Chaiyasarn said.

Meanwhile, Chavanond Intarakomalyasut, secretary to the foreign minister, said yesterday the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was preparing to take legal action against Jatuporn for making public the classified documents.

AND AFTER ALL THIS TIRADE THERE IS NO 'DENIAL'. What a croc... :)

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virtualtraveller    1,064

Someone should 'take out' Jatuporn. No really, in Thaksin's day a guy like this would have had multiple multi-million baht law suits slapped on him for libel, and would have pipped down by now. Yeah, let the whole thing go to court, when he's failed to convince us all that 'get rid of' (probably the word 'ting' in Thai) does not mean kill someone, he should be fined for contempt of court and parliament, perhaps stripped of his MP status, better still banished to Dubai, and have his tongue cut out for good measure.

This <deleted> is everything Thailand doesn't want to be in the future, he's the archetypical dodgy, mouthy, unintelligent, deceptive politician we're trying to discourage. He serves to be a songteaw driver, no more.

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junglist    10

Could you please “Get rid of the Trash over there”? Now when my father said this he didn’t want me to kill the trash just clean it up. Just like this whole mess they don’t want to kill Mr. T. just put him were he belongs. In this case jail.

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Graham101    0
we're trying to discourage.

You're a voting member of the Thai public or a member of the Democrat Party or higher authority? If not, I suggest you are not one of the "we're" as foreigners are specifically disallowed from taking an active role in Thai politics.

In that case you are just another guest in the country who objects to one political party or it's members highlighting something about the other party that you don't agree with. Hardly makes you a member of the "we're".

Of course it's totally ridiculous to think that the Democrats might come up with the idea to assassinate Thaksin-- especially seeing he seems to have gazumped them every step of the way.

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KireB    555

The real problem is that a lot of Thais do take this creep Jatuporn serious, and actually look up to scum like this!

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alf75    0
"The term "get rid of" is a codeword for killing,"

As my Skool teacher once told me... "Could do better" :):D:D

it comes all to the thai law sistem failure,in australia taksin be charge with treesen start terrorisem in the country ,thered leaders be all in jail for conspirecy with a criminal, the red october criminals be in for life. but that thailand we love criminals

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mitrapaap    0
Someone should 'take out' Jatuporn. No really, in Thaksin's day a guy like this would have had multiple multi-million baht law suits slapped on him for libel, and would have pipped down by now. Yeah, let the whole thing go to court, when he's failed to convince us all that 'get rid of' (probably the word 'ting' in Thai) does not mean kill someone, he should be fined for contempt of court and parliament, perhaps stripped of his MP status, better still banished to Dubai, and have his tongue cut out for good measure.

This <deleted> is everything Thailand doesn't want to be in the future, he's the archetypical dodgy, mouthy, unintelligent, deceptive politician we're trying to discourage. He serves to be a songteaw driver, no more.

Well said. I perfectly agree! The opposition is continously sitting on the fence and doing nothing other than blaming the government and making troubles. They want to change back to the old constitution, forgetting that the one in use was voted for by a majority of the people. This guy is so blatantly stupid.

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BangkokJazz    0
"The term "get rid of" is a codeword for killing,"

As my Skool teacher once told me... "Could do better" :):D:D

it comes all to the thai law sistem failure,in australia taksin be charge with treesen start terrorisem in the country ,thered leaders be all in jail for conspirecy with a criminal, the red october criminals be in for life. but that thailand we love criminals

Arrrrr matey. Shiver me timbers! I love when we speak pirate on TV. :D The government has taken a very measured response to this buffoon and others like him, and they are criticized for being fence sitters. If they strike back, they are criticized for being overly aggressive, and picking a fight.

I think the middle road is best, and they seem to agree.

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After the forum now is going to solve the major political issues of a country that is not THEIRS:

Are there plans for making T'land a colony, and if yes: under custody of which nation?

Will this not impose international conflicts, if - say - Ghana takes over: This would lead to border conflicts with Cambodia transfered to other continents. (not sure on which side of the borders in question)

Would it not be better to stage another oil or terrorism crisis and let those take charge (or just - charge) who have most experience with such operations?

Merry Christmas, everyone :)

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markokang    2
What took them so long? He should have been offed years ago.

Too right! Thaksin "offed" Somchai, so it only seems fit that he goes the same way!

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