Japanese embassy says DSI documents are real

15 12 2010

MCOT News has an interesting take on a more than 1-hour meeting between a Japanese embassy official and police chief Wichien Potposri.  Nobuaki Ito, Minister of Political Affairs at the Japanese embassy sought the meeting “to ask the Thai authorities to speed up their investigation into the death of a Japanese cameraman killed during Red Shirt protest.”

The police chief revealed that”Mr Ito came to hand over the document received from Puea Thai Party list MP and UDD leader Jatuporn Promphan…”. He said Ito “told him that initially the Japanese government believed that the document was real even though the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) said the document did not tally with the findings of the Thai authorities.” Further, Ito “asked Thailand to speed up its investigation with discretion and fairness…”.

That position is significantly different from the government response in recent days. It looks like the ball is back in the government’s court.



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16 12 2010
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1 01 2011
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