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Foreign Minister Don reminds diplomats not to meddle in judicial affairs

 

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The Thai Foreign Ministry is considering inviting representatives of the foreign diplomatic corps in Thailand to be reminded of protocols and practices that should be observed.

 

The ministry’s move follows the presence of a group of foreign diplomats at Pathumwan police station last Saturday when Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit reported to acknowledge charges against him for offences allegedly committed four years ago. The presence of the diplomats has been widely criticized as interference in Thailand’s judicial affairs.

 

Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai said today that foreign diplomats could not get involved in Thai judicial affairs unless the suspect is a citizen of their countries, adding that no country would allow foreign envoys to meddle in the judicial affairs of the host country because it is against UN protocols.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/foreign-minister-don-reminds-diplomats-not-to-meddle-in-judicial-affairs/

 

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No matter on which side one is, or which colour your shirt is....a farang diplomat should mind his business and fully refrain from internal political meddling in any country. And this includes Thailand.

 

Far to many nations, obvious ones as the USA, Israel, France, Russia etc. etc. have been making trouble all over the world for centuries.  So boys, mind your own business, clean up your own messy countries and leave Thai internal politics alone.

 

And this is also valid for the farangs/foreigners in Thailand.

Gentlemen, keep yer mouths shut, do not meddle in internal political.  Leave your arrogance, condescendance or xenophobia back at home weather it's against the Thai politics or other foreigners,  in Thailand.

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So who will they find to spearhead this lecture on protocols and practices in a democracy, considering the EC mess?

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2 minutes ago, observer90210 said:

And this is also valid for the farangs/foreigners in Thailand.

Are you posting on the correct forum? this is TVF, we are arrogant, condescending & xenophobic, we can to a man do a better job that they of running the show 🙂

We also like to bitch and argue a lot & again to a man, we are always correct - never admitting defeat even when faced overwhelming facts! 

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20 minutes ago, observer90210 said:

No matter on which side one is, or which colour your shirt is....a farang diplomat should mind his business and fully refrain from internal political meddling in any country. And this includes Thailand.

 

Far to many nations, obvious ones as the USA, Israel, France, Russia etc. etc. have been making trouble all over the world for centuries.  So boys, mind your own business, clean up your own messy countries and leave Thai internal politics alone.

 

And this is also valid for the farangs/foreigners in Thailand.

Gentlemen, keep yer mouths shut, do not meddle in internal political.  Leave your arrogance, condescendance or xenophobia back at home weather it's against the Thai politics or other foreigners,  in Thailand.

For diplomats I disagree. Its called diplomacy for a reason. And any citizen in most countries when summoned report to police with supporters or legal aide. FM Don P is p!ssed as Juangroongruangkit was one step ahead of his slow thinking plods and made the issue intetrnational. 

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But weren’t these diplomats supposed to be fake? Which one is it - they’re fake or they’re real and shouldn’t get involved? 

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hey look Don! there's a cliff top take the EC with you

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It's funny how 10 nations and two international organizations decided independently to send observers to this police farce. OK, maybe a few diplomatic phone calls were made to see what everyone was doing that morning after coffee. 

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Donny Baby, keep doin' yo' shit man. The more you play the fool, the more them foreign governments will become interested in the cockup that happened on 24 March. Go baby, go. You doin' so well man. 

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39 minutes ago, Roadman said:

For diplomats I disagree. Its called diplomacy for a reason. And any citizen in most countries when summoned report to police with supporters or legal aide. FM Don P is p!ssed as Juangroongruangkit was one step ahead of his slow thinking plods and made the issue intetrnational. 

I humbly may think that there is a difference between consular assistance and a Ambassador or diplomat in a foreign country, going in the field and openly giving political support to an opponent, just released from of a police station.

And should one not agree, fine, but in that case many western nations would also deserve to have neutral diplomat observers, point a finger at their rather questionable internal policies.

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47 minutes ago, observer90210 said:

No matter on which side one is, or which colour your shirt is....a farang diplomat should mind his business and fully refrain from internal political meddling in any country. And this includes Thailand.

 

Far to many nations, obvious ones as the USA, Israel, France, Russia etc. etc. have been making trouble all over the world for centuries.  So boys, mind your own business, clean up your own messy countries and leave Thai internal politics alone.

 

And this is also valid for the farangs/foreigners in Thailand.

Gentlemen, keep yer mouths shut, do not meddle in internal political.  Leave your arrogance, condescendance or xenophobia back at home weather it's against the Thai politics or other foreigners,  in Thailand.

I would therefore recommend that you delete your own post for fear it's very contents contradict the politics it seeks to support. 

 

 

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I must admit that I was very surprised indeed when these representative from international agencies/ nations turned up with Thanathorn (it proves to me that he has potentially valuable friends in high places). I was delighted  -  as it could well have curbed some junta excesses (if T. had been alone). I wonder if the reps will also be present before the military tribunal? I should think not.

 

To be fair (although I don't relish being fair to a military junta), it is rather out of line for diplomats to accompany a citizen to the police when he is not from one of their respective countries. Strictly speaking (according to the letter of the law), what the police have to say to Thanathorn (a Thai - not an Englishman, or Frenchman, etc.) is really not much of their business.

 

HOWEVER, since the whole concept of 'law' is utterly meaningless in Thailand and daily has mud flung all over it by the rulers here, and since there are higher ETHICAL issues involved in this whole situation, I personally was and am only too pleased to see the diplomats getting off their backsides for once and standing up for genuine human rights and justice.

 

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3 minutes ago, observer90210 said:

I humbly may think that there is a difference between consular assistance and a Ambassador or diplomat in a foreign country, going in the field and openly giving political support to an opponent.

And should one not agree, fine, but in that case many western nations would also deserve to have neutral diplomat observers, point a finger at their rather questionable internal policies.

Not a chance. The diplomats are just showing there support for the incoming government. Very common for a government to congratulate and support incoming members of a new government. 

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3 minutes ago, jonclark said:

I would therefore recommend that you delete your own post for fear it's very contents contradict the politics it seeks to support. 

 

 

You are my troller of the day 😂

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There's is a time and place to voice concern but this wasn't neither. I, for one, will be sending a letter to my representative back home that this type of behavior is neither helpful nor wanted.

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