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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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