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Thai senate to rulle in Unesco case

Thai senate to rulle in Unesco case

Thailand’s senate will decide Friday on whether to retroactively impeach former Thai foreign minister Noppadon Pattama for signing a statement in June 2008 in support of Cambodia’s bid to list Preah Vihear temple as a UNESCO World Heritage site, Thailand’s The Nation newspaper reported Friday. Noppadon, who served at the time under former Thai prime minister Samak Sundaravej and now works as a legal adviser for former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, is accused of violating the Thai constitution by not consulting with parliament before signing the statement. If impeached, he faces a five-year ban from politics.

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