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Abhisit stripped of military record

The Defence Ministry yesterday revoked Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva's commission, removed his rank and expunged his records as if he had never served in the military.

According to the order, the commission given to Abhisit in 1987 as instructor at the Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy was unlawful because he had supplied forged documents to exempt him from Army conscription. Abhisit's rank as a sub-lieutenant granted in 1988 was deemed unlawful as well.

The ministerial order also deprives Abhisit of any benefits he might receive from his military service.




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