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Singapore officials reveal links between Thaksin and the Crown Prince?

New WikiLeaks released cables relating statements from Singaporean foreign officials to the US State Department. The cables are not yet published online for verification, but where published in the Sunday editions of the Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne Age.

One of the segments the pick out is a possibly explosive material:

Moving on to Thailand, the newspapers cited cables detailing a September 2008 meeting with Mr Sedney in which Mr Kausikan labels former Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra as ‘corrupt’, along with ‘everyone else, including the opposition’.

Mr Kausikan apparently also stated that Thaksin ‘made a mistake in pursuing a relationship with the crown prince by paying off the crown prince’s gambling debts’, and warned of continued instability in Thailand.

Read the Straits Times-article on the news here: Straits Times

Added: Additional quote is found over at the source: Sydney Morning Herald

Malaysia’s “dangerous” decline is fuelled by incompetent politicians, Thailand is dogged by corruption and a “very erratic” crown prince, Japan is a “big fat loser” and India is ”stupid”.

What does these revelations mean for us?

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December 12, 2010 Posted by | External posts | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Upcoming leaks about Thailand from WikiLeaks CableGate

It is going to be very interesting following the release of thousands of US cables relating to Thai-related matters.

One recommended site to follow when the cables start to be released is: thaicables

Thai government is censoring at the moment over 300.000 websites in order to
prevent it’s citizens free access to information. Wikileaks had been blocked
on orders from Thai government under the 2005 emergency decree on as it is
considered a “threat to National security” (http://goo.gl/BFcq6)
With the release of approximately 3000 cables originating from the US Embassy
in Bangkok which have been sent mostly from 2005 until February 2010 it is
just a question of time before MICT will block the access to Wikileaks
published cables (http://cablegate.wikileaks.org/)

We do not believe in censorship and think that everyone in Thailand should
get access to any information available on the internet, which also includes
Wikileaks. This is the reason for this blog.

A total of 2985 (other sources state 3516) Cables sent from the US Embassy
in Bangkok will be published.

 

We will follow the leaks with great interest and hope you do so to. Since the main leak-site: Cablegate WikiLeaks is sadly blocked in Thailand in every major ISP we will re-publish any important revelations given there or over at thaicables in this blog as well.

December 1, 2010 Posted by | Information | , , , , , , , | 3 Comments