Surakiart’s lawsuit over UNSG qualifications

The Criminal Court in Thailand has agreed to hear a defamation case starting July 31 by Thailand’s UNSG candidate Surakiart Sathirathai against former Ambassador Asda Jayamana, who publicly critiqued the candidate’s qualifications for UNSG. 

Mr Asda was quoted as saying that Mr Surakiart had told Singapore that it would have to choose him as the Asian candidate if it did not want to see the bilateral relations of the two countries strained.

Has there ever been a more… interesting UNSG selection? 

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