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Thai foreign ministry may revoke Thaksin's passport: Source

Published on Oct 13, 2012 8:03 AM

BANGKOK (THE NATION/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Thailand's Foreign Ministry appears set to revoke the passport of ousted former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, according to a high-ranking source in the ministry.

The source noted that the ministry had requested another 30 days to respond to a recommendation by by the Office of the Ombudsman that it review the issuance of the document.

The ministry needs the 30-day period for the "complete compilation of relevant documents", according to its reply to the Ombudsman's Office, which submitted its recommendation to the ministry on September 13.

The source, citing an agreement by ministry officials responsible for visa issuance, said the delay would likely result in the ministry having to revoke the passport.

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