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Order to strip Abhisit of rank signed

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Defence Minister Sukumpol Suwanatat yesterday signed the order to strip Democrat leader Abhisit Vejjajiva of his military rank and recall his salary as proposed by the defence panel, it was reported Friday. 

The committee, set up to investigate Mr Abhisit in connection with alleged draft-dodging, was chaired by deputy permanent secretary for defence Gen Prasobchai Kasemsant.

It ruled on Tuesday that Mr Abhisit used a fraudulent document in applying for and obtaining a job as a lecturer at Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy - a position that exempted him from military conscription in 1987.

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