BANGKOK - Thailand and Cambodia recalled their respective
ambassadors Thursday after Phnom Penh sparked a furious diplomatic row
by naming fugitive former Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra as its
The tit-for-tat withdrawals plunged relations between the
neighbouring countries to a new low after they fought a series of
deadly clashes during the past year over disputed land around an
ancient temple on their border.
The Cambodian government announced the appointment of Thaksin on
state television late Wednesday, riling Bangkok as it attempts to bring
home the billionaire to face justice three years after he was ousted in
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Source: AFP, "Thailand, Cambodia pull envoys in row over Thaksin," November 5, 2009,http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1016229/1/.h..