UK cancels visas of Thaksin, wife
The decision was made by the United Kingdom Border Agency, and the notification email was signed by Bangkok-based Immigration Liaison Manager Andy Gray.
The email read:
The United Kingdom Border Agency has revoked the UK visas held by the following Thai nations:
Thaksin Shinawatra. Thai Passport Number D215863
Potjaman Shinawatra. Thai Passport Number D206635
The UK visas contained in the passports of the individuals listed above are no longer valid for travel.
Airlines are advised not to carry these passengers to the UK"
*** end *****
Here is the Bangkok Post story.
A lot of the foreign media and new wires are picking up the story as it was published in The Nation.
Are these people idiots? The Nation and Bangkok Post should never be considered primary sources for any news, especially regarding Thaksin and the use of anonymous resources.
The Nation already lied when it said that Thaksin officially applied for asylum.
The UK should confirm or deny. There are heaps of stories out there of the government denying entry to people. That said, it looks like there is cause to deny the Shinawatras entry for being convicted criminals. However, it seems unusual to be denied while outside the country instead of at the port.
Personally, I won't believe the story unless the UK or Thaksin deny or confirm.