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Diplomatic storm over ‘shoplifting’

Posted by Admin on July 9, 2007

Manila: A dispute involving a high-level Filipino diplomat, who was allegedly caught by security cameras shoplifting at a US military commissary in South Korea, is threatening to strain ties between the two allies.

According to reports, the shoplifting case involving the still unnamed diplomat was one of the reasons why Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Alberto Romulo made an unofficial visit to South Korea on June 15.

A report by the Korean Herald said the diplomat involved, apparently a woman, had been caught by security cameras while allegedly stealing a music player and a bottle of perfume inside the Yongsan military base’s post exchange (PX). Read the rest of this entry »


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