Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Is Thaksin Australia's Newest Mate?


Legal reasons behind a Thaksin home in Sydney?

News that former Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra is looking for a home in Sydney has spurred speculation as to whether he has other motives for wanting to live Down Under.

Indeed, there may be legal reasons behind his supposed interest in buying a home in Australia's biggest city.

Aside from the fine beaches, golf courses and a warmer climate than, say, London, Australia does not have a formal extradition treaty with Thailand.

What if Thaksin applies for political asylum? He was the prime minister of Thailand and he got overthrown in an illegal coup. If the junta can't drum up any charges against him, what is Australia gonna do? Are they going to throw him out when they have no legal reason to dump him? Are they going to let him stay and live off all his ill-gotten gains?

Who was the idiot who processed Thaksin's visa?

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