Well I am glad the British government has decided to revoke the visas of both Thaksin Shinawtra and his wife Potjaman, although the reason for it was sketchy. But I suspect it has to do with the former
Both Thaksin and his wife are now not allowed to enter
The Thai government firmly believes Thaksin has squandered the country's largess and had also abused his position to enrich himself. For this crime he must be punished and I am glad that an international convention dictates that such crime cannot go unpunished. Well done Gordon Brown for being firm in your decision to "kick out" these scum from your country.
Just like Adolf Eichmann, the Nazi mass murderer, who was kidnapped in Argentina and brought to Israel by Israeli secret service agents in, it goes to show crime does not pay no matter where you are and how far can you run to, as eventually the long arms of the law will always be there to get you.
I believe friendly countries must work in tandem not to allow any government leaders to flee their countries with their ill-gotten gains, and to enjoy their lives unimpeded.
Once we even accorded the murderer Pinochet with our armed forces highest award, when complaints were made the government, or rather the armed forces, reacted violently and threaten the journalist writing about the conferment.
In the shrinking world of bilateral relations, arrangements that are beneficial for countries to have mutual agreements and are beneficial for all are most welcomed. One such bilateral agreement is that proverbial extradition treaty in which one country has a similar agreement with another country and must comply to a request for a citizen to be sent back to his original country to stand trial.
If they have made millions or billions of ringgit illegally, or through ill-gotten means, the monies must be taken away from them and they must be charged. If they run to
Yes, time for a change and the time is now!