Sunday, 14 March 2010

Thaksin not in Cambodia: official

via CAAI News Media

Mar 13 02:20

PHNOM PENH, March 13 (AP) - (Kyodo)—Cambodia denied Saturday that fugitive former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has traveled to the country.
Thaksin, who was appointed as economic adviser to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen last year, has orchestrated a huge rally in Bangkok for Sunday.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Koy Kuong told Kyodo News that a Thai media report that Thaksin has traveled to Cambodia is "not true" and the Cambodian government has no information on whether Thaksin plans to visit Cambodia in the near future.

On Friday, the Thai newspaper The Nation quoted Chavanon Indharakomansut, secretary of Thai Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya, as saying that Thaksin traveled to Cambodia's northern province of Siem Reap by his private jet.

Thaksin has visited Cambodia three times since his appointment as economic adviser to Hun Sen and the Cambodian government.

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