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NACC takes legal action on temple listing signing

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Former foreign minister Noppadon Pattama is unfazed about having to face legal action for signing the "Preah Vihear communique" without parliamentary approval in 2008. 

The Supreme Court's Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions decided yesterday to accept for consideration the case brought by the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) accusing Mr Noppadon of negligence while he was foreign minister in the Samak Sundaravej government.

Upon hearing the court had accepted the case, Mr Noppadon said he was protecting Thai sovereignty when he signed a joint communique backing Phnom Penh's push for the Preah Vihear temple to be listed as a Unesco World Heritage site.

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