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Postbag: Sukumpol's real aims

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I have no problem with Defence Minister Sukumpol Suwanatat's ordering the retroactive removal of opposition leader Abhisit Vejjajiva as an instructor at an army cadet school. If Mr Abhisit in fact dodged the draft as charged, then he certainly is not worthy to teach our cadets, and must be held accountable. 

But I suggest that the defence minister's main job is to defend our country _ not curry favour to keep his post secure.

Gen Sukumpol, you have a multitude of tasks far more important than firing a sub-lieutenant who left the army decades ago, don't you?

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