(CAAI News Media)
The Cambodian government has banned Thai fishermen from its territorial waters, opposition Puea Thai Party chairman Chavalit Yongchaiyudh claimed on Monday.
He said more than 1,000 Thai trawlers which normally fish there were being prevented from entering Cambodia's territorial waters.
He called on the Thai government to end this problem quickly, as many people's livelihoods wewre being affected.
"I don't know whether the problem has come about because of the Thai-Cambodian diplomatic row, and I don't want to make any predictions," Gen Chavalit said. "Former prime minister [Thaksin Shinawatra] and I are not the cause of the Thai-Cambodian row."
He said he was prepared to support the government in its efforts to help the Thai man arrested in Cambodia for alleged spying.
"If the government fails to resolve it, I am ready to give a hand since I've made a promise to the man's mother that I will help him and ensure his safety," he said.
On Nov 11, the Cambodian government arrested Cambodia Air Traffic Services (CATS) employee Siwarak Chutipong for allegedly stealing state secrets - Thaksin's flight plans - and posing a threat to national security.