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US envoy 'no comment' on ex-monk

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US ambassador to Thailand Kristie Kenney on Thursday declined to comment on Thailand’s request that US authorities deport defrocked monk Wirapol Sukphol back to Thailand to face charges. 

The ambassador was asked about the progress of the Department of Special Investigation’s (DSI) formal request to deport the ex-monk from the US during her visit to the Justice Ministry.

Ms Kenney  said she had not yet discussed the matter with the Thai justice minister.

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