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Moves to free Prince’s jet

THAILAND: The Government said this week that it would not use the Crown Prince’s assets to secure the release of his Boeing 737 in Germany to settle the contractual dispute with Walter Bau.

Friday 5 August 2011, 08:38AM

It would instead quickly seek other avenues to resolve the dispute and maintain good relations with Berlin while preserving the dignity of the Thai monarchy.

“So far, the Crown Prince has not yet given his personal assets to settle the case but he expressed his intention to do so and the Government has informed him that we would do it our own way first,” Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said on Tuesday.

HRH Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn had offered his personal assets to help retrieve his own plane impounded in Germany.

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Mr Abhisit again met on Monday with Attorney-General Julasing Wasantasing to discuss possible means to end the conflict. The Office of the Attorney-General would send a team to Berlin today for a week to find a solution, he said.

Bangkok is in a legal battle with the German construction company over a demand to pay it 30 million Euros (B1.3 billion) in damages after an international arbitration tribunal in 2009 ruled in favour of Walter Bau, the contractor of the Don Muang Tollway.



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