Category Archives: Opinion

Myanmar Journalist Criticizes Hun Sen’s Remark in Comparing Thaksin to Aung San Suu Kyi

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The Irrawaddy News magazine published a commentary article criticizing the provocative statement Cambodian PM Hun Sen made shortly after his arrival in Thailand to attend ASEAN Summit in Hua Hin, calling his remark ill-considered and insulting to Thailand and Myanmar.

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Thaksin has much to offer Cambodians

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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has made the right decision to eagerly see his friend in exile Thaksin Shinawatra as his economic adviser. In fact, Thaksin has more than just economic nous on offer for the Cambodian leader.

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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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The upside-down world of Hun Sen and Thaksin

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The Thai government prepared to fend off a “red shirt” army at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit, mounting security measures designed to prevent a repetition of the embarrassing scenes that disrupted a similar Asean meeting in Pattaya.

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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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Kudos to PM for a successful summit

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Most colourful Asean summit ever

The 15th Asean Summit at Cha-am must go down in history as the most colourful with additional soap opera-like interventions. Only Thailand could have handled such a messy affair and come off with flying colours.

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