Pattaya Daily News

29 October 2006 :: 06:10:30 am 29923

Thai PM disclaims possible Thaksin meeting in China

BANGKOK, Oct 28 – Thai Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont said on Saturday that he had no knowledge about a report that deposed prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra may seek permission to meet him during the ASEAN-China summit early next week.
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Prime Minister Surayud is scheduled to leave Monday on a two-day visit to China to mark the 30th anniversary of relations between Beijing and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), a regional grouping comprising Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore,Thailand and Vietnam. 

Speaking to journalists after receiving 90 youths from the restive South here, Gen. Surayud said no one has approached him yet about his predecessor’s reported plan to meet him. 

When asked whether he would be willing to meet Thaksin in China’s Nanning province on the sidelines of the upcoming ASEAN-China summit , the Thai premier said the issue needed to be discussed with all parties concerned first. 

Mr. Thaksin has been living in self-imposed exile in London since the military leaders toppled him in a bloodless coup on September 19. 

His wife, Khunying Pojaman Shinawatra, called on Privy Council president General Prem Tinsulanonda on Thursday prompting speculation that she sought to secure her husband’s safe return to the Kingdom. 

However, National Legislative Assembly member and close aide to Gen. Prem, Gen. Oud Buangbon disclosed that no such issues as a return of Mr. Thaksin from the UK to Thailand, the assets of the ousted premier and family or political matters were discussed at Gen. Prem’s Bangkok residence during the 15-minute meeting.

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : Internet   Category : Politics News

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