PHNOM PENH: Fugitive former Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra landed in Cambodia on Tuesday to start a job as government economic adviser, escalating an already huge diplomatic row between the two countries.
Thaksin, who was ousted in a coup in 2006, exited a small private airplane at Phnom Penh International Airport and was then escorted into the capital by a convoy of cars under tight security, said an AFP photographer.
Cambodia announced Thaksin's appointment last week, sparking a dispute that has led Thailand and Cambodia to recall their respective ambassadors and has deepened tensions after a series of deadly border clashes in the past year.
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Source: AFP (through CNA), "Thailand's Thaksin arrives in Cambodia for tense visit," November 10, 2009,http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1017129/1/.h...