Former Thai Education Minister Has Passports Revoked By Thai Govt.

by Admin on September 4, 2015

Thailand’s former education minister Chaturon Chaisaeng has had his two passports revoked by the Thai government, without any warning, The Nation has reported.

Chaturon sought an explanation yesterday from the Foreign Ministry’s Consular Department regarding why his three passports, including the diplomatic one, had been revoked with no warning.

“I want a valid explanation,” he said. “I have become a second-class citizen, with my travelling rights taken away. Of course, I’m being prosecuted, but as long as the cases are not yet over, I should not deserve such punishment.”

The prime Minister of Thailand explained that Chaturon had been summoned over 10 times to stop publicly criticizing the government and the military junta.

He said:

“If we don’t have any rules, then we won’t be able to move forward. I have nothing to lose, and I’d like everyone to remember what I say, what I do and what the country will gain.”

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Foreign Ministry spokesman, Sek Wannamethee, said the travel documents had been revoked due to a request from the Royal Thai Police.

He said Chaturon could not travel as he faces arrest, citing Articles 21 (2) and 23 (2) of the Foreign Ministry’s 2005 regulation on passports.

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