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Ministry’s panel rules to strip Abhisit of rank, salary

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A defence panel set up to investigate Democrat leader Abhisit Vejjajiva in connection with alleged draft-dodging has decided to strip him of his military rank and recall his salary, the Defence Ministry said Wednesday. 

The decision is based on findings that Mr Abhisit used a falsified military personnel registration document to apply for a job as a Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy lecturer.The job allowed Mr Abhisit to be exempted from military conscription.The committee, chaired by deputy permanent secretary for defence Gen Prasobchai Kasemsant, was appointed by Defence Minister ACM Sukumpol Suwanatat.Gen Prasobchai said the committee made the decision on Tuesday after reviewing information connected to the case.Mr Abhisit was given two weeks to clarify the allegations but the Democrat leader neither supplied information nor gave his statement to the committee, Gen Prasobchai said.The committee has found that Mr Abhisit...

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