Category Archives: government/politic

FACE-OFF :Thailand’s had ‘enough’ and will not tolerate Hun Sen’s behaviour

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Just as many had feared, the stormy relationship between Thailand and Cambodia was pushed to the edge yesterday when Bangkok responded to fugitive ex-PM Thaksin Shinawatra’s appointment as the neighbouring country’s economic adviser by recalling its ambassador from Phnom Penh.

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Thailand Recalls Ambassador to Cambodia

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Appointing Thaksin ‘an insult’ to Thai justice system

The Foreign Ministry has responded to Cambodia’s appointment of fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra as its economic adviser by recalling the Thai ambassador to Cambodia.

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FM tells Economist: You painted too dark and pessimistic picture of Thailand

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The Thai Foreign Ministry has written to “The Economist” after the British news magazine has published several articles about Thai politics. This is what was published in the latest issue:

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National Border Commission Claims Gen Chawalit Not Authorized to Talk with Hun Sen

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The House Committee on national border affairs insisted the Pheu Thai Party Chairman was not appointed to talk with the Cambodian Prime Minister.

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Gen Chavalit: Mediator or divider?

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Gen Chavalit Yongchaiyudh’s first effort to bring about national reconciliation as Puea Thai party chairman by visiting Cambodia and meeting Prime Minister Hun Sen was a miserable flop. Not only did he fail to mend fences, he managed to fuel tensions between the two countries and raised suspicions locally about his real motives.

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A Big Slap in the Face

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Last Wednesday, General Chavalit Yongchaiyudh, a former Thai prime minister and now a member of Pheu Thai Party, paid a visit to Phnom Penh and came back with news that Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has built a house for exiled Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra to stay whenever he wants.

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Does Hun Sen want to play in our political sandbox?

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Friends and supporters of Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma’s iconic democracy crusader, may have felt insulted by Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen when he tried to compare her with his so-called “eternal friend”, exiled former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

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