Thailand Recalls Ambassador to Cambodia


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


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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Special report: Revocation of Thaksin Shinawatra´s rank insignia

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The recalling of rank insignia and royal decorations from self-exiled former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra made headlines over the past week. The Office of the Council of State is taking the matter seriously this time by advising the Secretariat of the Cabinet to revoke his rank of ‘Police Lieutenant-Colonel’ as well as 10 royal decorations received during his lifetime.

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


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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PAD Denies Direct Link to Veera Somkwamkid’s Protest in Front of Cambodian Embassy


The People’s Alliance for Democracy has denied being directly behind activist Veera Somkwamkid’s move to organize a protest in front of the Cambodian embassy in Bangkok. Veera had threatened to protest in front of the Cambodian embassy in Bangkok to pressure the Cambodian authorities to remove its troops from the 4.6 square kilometers area near the Preah Vihear Temple.

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


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’s royal decorations and police ranks to be recalled


The Cabinet Secretariat can recall ex-PM Thaksin Shinawatra’s royal decoration following advises from the Council of State, said Surachai Puprasert, secretariat’s secretary general said Wednesday.

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