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Govt hires US firm to lobby US govt to set up naval base in Thailand: US Department of Justice

The Yingluck government has paid US$20,000 to a US firm to lobby Washington to build a naval base in Thailand without seeking approval from the Thai parliament first, according to a piece of document from the US Department of Justice.

The document was posted on the Facebook page of Nadaprapai Sucharitkul.

According to a copy of the document purportedly from the US Department of Justice, the Thai government hired Davenport Mckesson Corporation to lobby the US Department of Defence to build a naval air defence base in Thailand.

The US lobbyist was also hired to lobby for US military assistance in establshign a safe harbor zone around Thailand's waters.

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