Kasit elevates Thaksin to Dalai Lama status - it seems like I've been looking in the wrong direction for my spiritual and philosophical guidance!
Thaksin's status to be clarified
Published: 6/04/2009 at 02:11 PM
Foreign Affairs Minister Kasit Piromya plans to clarify the status of outlawed former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra to foreign ambassadors to Thailand on Wednesday.
Mr Kasit said on Monday that he felt uncomfortable that Thaksin was allowed to use some countries as a base to criticise Thailand.
The government had continually liaised with with Cambodia to find out if Thaksin could be residing there, he said.
Mr Kasit likened Thaksin's case to the Dalai Lama's, as the Chinese government does not want him to use other countries as a base to criticise Beijing.
The minister also instructed Thai ambassadors abroad to explain what Thaksin had done to Thailand to countries without an extradition treaty with the kingdom.
Mr Kasit said many countries already refused to allow Thaksin to use them as a stage to attack Thailand.