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Vol 5 (AAC) No 4

Published 1st February 2012


Nalinee 'Joy' Taveesin

Minister attached to the Prime Minister’s Office

Zimbabwe had an unexpected, dramatic effect on Thai politics in January. When Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra announced her new cabinet, the opposition Democrat Party suddenly remembered that one, Nalinee Taveesin, was on a United States sanctions list for her links to Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe. In 2008, the US Treasury listed four of Mugabe’s ‘cronies’, froze their US assets and banned US citizens from doing business with them.

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