24 Feb '11, 1pm

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 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 the International Criminal 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. "I admit I have not given up British nationality because it is understood legally that ... if the nat...

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