Cambodia: appoints Thailand's Thaksin as economic adviser

Updated On: Nov 06, 2009

PHNOM PENH: Cambodia said on Wednesday it had appointed fugitive former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra economic adviser to premier Hun Sen in a move that adds to tensions between the countries.

The appointment was announced on state television almost two weeks after Hun Sen first riled Thailand by offering safe haven to Thaksin, who was ousted in a coup in 2006 and is living abroad to avoid a jail term for corruption.

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Source: Agence France Presse (hosted by Channel NewsAsia), "Cambodia appoints Thailand's Thaksin as economic adviser," November 5, 2009,http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1015967/1/.h...

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