terça-feira, setembro 09, 2008

Samak Sundaravej forced to resign

Samak Sundaravej

Thai leader forced to resign over TV cooking show
By AMBIKA AHUJA, Associated Press Writer
BANGKOK, Thailand - Thailand's prime minister was forced out of office Tuesday along with his Cabinet after a court ruled that he had broken a conflict-of-interest law by hosting TV cooking shows.

Samak Sundaravej's party later unanimously agreed to re-nominate him as a candidate for prime minister, indicating that Thailand is still not free from its deep political crisis that has virtually paralyzed the government, spooked the financial markets and scared away tourists.

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