Former Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya said that Cambodian Prime Minister Somdech Hunsen should respect the Thai justice system regarding the case of ex-premier Pol Lt Col Thaksin Shinawatra while expressing hope that Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra would be able to separate her leadership role from personal relations with her brother.
Following Pol Lt Col Thaksin’s scheduled trip to Cambodia, Mr. Kasit said the Thai embassy in Phnom Penh could either notify Cambodia of the legal status of Thaksin or to report the ex-prime minister’s move to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Thailand so that it will notify the Office of the Attorney General.
A formal letter will then be drafted by the Office of the Attorney General and sent to notify Cambodia about the legal charges against Mr. Thaksin. Mr Kasit added later that it was entirely up to the Cambodian government whether to cooperate with Thailand or not. He personally thought that Mr Hun Sen should respect Thailand in this regard otherwise it could break the relationship between the two countries.
The Former Foreign Minister said that every government has the duty to bring criminals to justice, and he was hoping that Ms. Yingluck would give no one a favor.