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Who gave Thailand’s ex-PM Yingluck Shinawatra a Cambodian passport?

Officials insist Thailand’s former leader Yingluck Shinawatra hasn’t been given a Cambodian passport. So how she used one to register a company in Hong Kong is a mystery that points to the ‘highest levels’, observers say.

Thailand’s former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Photo: AFP

The news that Thailand’s former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra is in possession of a Cambodian passport poses a troubling question for many of her new-found compatriots: who gave it to her? The self-exiled leader, who fled Thailand in August 2017 before being sentenced to prison on what she says are politically motivated charges, used a Cambodian passport to register as the sole director of a Hong Kong company incorporated in August last year – as revealed by the South China Morning Post.

But Phnom Penh has denied that Yingluck holds a Cambodian passport and observers question whether there has been a royal decree conferring citizenship on her – something that is required of all other foreigners.

In full: https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/geopolitics/article/2183703/who-gave-thailands-ex-pm-yingluck-shinawatra-cambodian

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