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Thai diplomat in Cairo catfight probe

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A female Thai diplomat accused of assaulting an Egyptian woman in Cairo, Egypt, will be recalled to Bangkok to give evidence to a fact-finding inquiry examining the alleged altercation, permanent secretary for foreign affairs Seehasak Puangketkaew said on Tuesday. 

Ms Kakanang is listed on the Thai Embassy website as first secretary for consular affairs in Cairo, a position which normally carries diplomatic immunity.

Mr Seehasak expressed remorse over the incident and said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is examining the facts as a matter of urgency.

The ministry has ordered the staff member in question - Kakanang Amaranand, first secretary at the Thai embassy in Cairo - to return to Thailand for a probe, he said.

Officials will take disciplinary action against her if she is found to have acted inappropriately for her diplomatic status, Mr Seehasak said. 

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