Australian Doubts over granting visa to Thaksin

Doubts over granting visa to Thaksin – AAP, May 3, 2013
…While there are conflicting reports about whether or not the visa has been used by Thaksin, Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr confirmed earlier this year that it had been granted.
Senator Carr described Thaksin as a private citizen who “applied for, and was issued, a visa in early 2012”, despite previously being on a visa blacklist.
The granting of a visa to Thaksin required Mr Bowen to use “discretionary powers” as the former Thai leader faces questions over his “character” due to the prison term…

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