Thai ambassador to UK ordered home

The Foreign Ministry has issued an order to its Thai Ambassador to the United Kingdom to return to Bangkok and report to the ministry as soon as possible, the National Council for Peace and Order's spokesman said on Friday.

Reason of the order is still not known. The spokesperson said that Pasan Teparak had not yet arrived in Bangkok.

Reports said that Pasant, a former consul general of Thai Consulate General in Dubai, was close to fugitive ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra who took refuge in Dubai.

The envoy was formerly a member of the secretariat team on foreign affairs during the premiershpi of Yingluck Shinawatra, Thaksin's sister, before being appointed as the ambassador to London.