24 Feb '11, 12pm

DTN Thailand: Thai prime minister admits he's also British: Thailand's prime minister has a confession to make.

BANGKOK – Thailand's prime minister has a confession to make: He is also British. Prime Minister Abhisit Vejajjiva publicly acknowledged his dual nationality Thursday for the first time during a debate in Parliament. Abhisit, 46, automatically holds British citizenship because he was born in Newcastle, to parents from a well-to-do Bangkok family. He would have to specifically renounce it to lose it. Abhisit's political foes have highlighted the matter. They claim that as a British citizen, he can be sued in international court over alleged abuses during his administration's crackdown on anti-government protests last year. Opponents like to tweak Abhisit for his upper-class Oxford University education, and typically refer to him in speeches by his English name, Mark.

Full article: http://sg.news.yahoo.com/ap/20110224/twl-as-thailand-prim...

Tweets

DTN Thailand: Thai prime minister admits he's a...

sg.news.yahoo.com 24 Feb '11, 1pm

BANGKOK – Thailand's prime minister has a confession to make: He is also British. Prime Minister Abhisit Vejajjiva publicl...

British PM sorry for Libya evacuation delay

British PM sorry for Libya evacuation delay

channelnewsasia.com 25 Feb '11, 1am

LONDON GATWICK AIRPORT: Two British rescue flights were to depart Libya on Friday and a warship full of stranded nationals...

Thai police free women from illegal baby ring

channelnewsasia.com 24 Feb '11, 2pm

BANGKOK : Fourteen Vietnamese women, seven of them pregnant, have been rescued from an "illegal and inhuman" surrogate bab...

DTN Thailand: Thailand, Cambodia 'agree to acce...

sg.news.yahoo.com 22 Feb '11, 11am

JAKARTA (AFP) - – Thailand and Cambodia agreed on Tuesday to accept Indonesian observers and avoid further clashes over a ...

Thailand, Cambodia accept border observers

channelnewsasia.com 22 Feb '11, 10am

JAKARTA: Thailand and Cambodia agreed Tuesday to accept Indonesian observers and avoid further clashes over a border dispu...

DTN Thailand: Thai court frees seven protest le...

sg.news.yahoo.com 22 Feb '11, 10am

BANGKOK (AFP) - – A Thai court on Tuesday released on bail seven top leaders of the "Red Shirt" opposition movement after ...

DTN Thailand: Thailand says still investigating...

sg.news.yahoo.com 28 Feb '11, 7am

BANGKOK - Thai investigators said on Monday they were still trying to establish who killed Reuters cameraman Hiro Muramoto...

Arab revolts claim French minister, as Sarkozy changes tack: PARIS: President Nicolas Sarkozy tried on Sunday to...

Arab revolts claim French minister, as Sarkozy ...

channelnewsasia.com 27 Feb '11, 9pm

PARIS: President Nicolas Sarkozy tried on Sunday to rescue France's rudderless foreign policy, axing his scandal-hit forei...

Thai politicians use social media to reach out ...

todayonline.com 18 Feb '11, 10pm

Thai politicians are using spiking Internet penetration rates to reach out to voters. According to the National Electronic...