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13 November 2009 :: 08:11:52 am 31379

Cambodia, Thailand Expel Diplomats

BANGKOK, Nov 12 (TNA) - The Thai government on Thursday gave a senior Cambodian diplomat in Bangkok 48 hours to leave the kingdom after Cambodia expelled a Thai embassy official from its country.
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Mr Panitan Wattanayakorn, acting Thai government spokesman, said that at 5pm Thursday the Cambodian government asked Thai first secretary to Phnom Penh Kamrob Palawatwichai to leave Cambodia within 48 hours without any reason.

Mr Panitan said therefore the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs decided to ask the Cambodian first secretary to Bangkok to leave Thailand within 48 hours, in retaliation.

“This is a sad matter because Thailand is trying to avoid any effect on the relations of the two countries,” said the Thai government spokesman. “As Cambodia had made such a diplomatic move, Thailand is obliged to proceed in similar diplomatic action.”

Mr Panitan said that Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has been informed about the matter, but no additional order has been given.

However, according to French news agency Agent France Presse (AFP), Cambodia’s foreign affairs ministry spokesman Koy Kuong said his government expelled the Thai diplomat because “he had carried out an undisclosed activity in contradiction to his position.”

The Thai government is trying to maintain the same level of diplomatic ties with Cambodian government, the Thai government spokesman said, adding that until now it is not necessary to close the Thai embassy in Phnom Penh.

He said that Cambodia’s latest move will not worsen the Thai-Cambodian situation as recalling diplomats is considered a normal diplomatic measure in finding appropriate solutions to the problem.

Meanwhile Thai Minister of Foreign Affairs Kasit Piromya, interviewed by telephone while attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings in Singapore, said he will return to Thailand Thursday night to meet with the premier over the latest Cambodian move.

“The problem is caused by Cambodia and should be ended by Cambodia,” said the Thai foreign minister. “Thailand has done nothing wrong but the matter is caused by the former premier Thaksin Shinawatra.”

Mr Kasit asserted that the Thai government will not tolerate for the issue, but will give time for Cambodia to reconsider and fight with facts.

The diplomatic spat between Thailand and Cambodia flared up when the Cambodian government appointed the former Thai premier as its economic adviser.

Thailand reacted by recalling its ambassador to Phnom Penh and revoking a memorandum of understanding over the overlapping maritime boundaries by Thailand and Cambodia signed in 2001. The Cambodian government shunned Thailand’s retaliatory move, withdrawing its ambassador to Bangkok as a reciprocal action and handing over an already prepared note flatly rejecting Thailand’s request to extradite Mr Thaksin only minutes after Thai diplomats presented the extradition papers to officials at Cambodia’s foreign affairs ministry Wednesday morning. (TNA)

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PM Abhisit: Thailand mulls more moves against Cambodia

BANGKOK, Nov 12 (TNA) – Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva Thursday remained tight-lipped over measures to be implemented by his government against the latest action from Phnom Penh rejecting the Thai extradition request of fugitive premier Thaksin Shinawatra, saying only that additional reciprocal action from Thailand will not affect the neighbour-to-neighbour ties of the citizens of the two neighbours.

The Thai premier commented after chairing a National Security Council meeting attended by Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thuangsuban, Defence Minister Gen. Prawit Wongsuwan and military top brass to evaluate the national security situation following the diplomatic spat with Cambodia.

Mr Abhisit said after a two-hour meeting that the government has assigned the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to consider additional retaliatory measures after Cambodia rejected Thailand’s extradition request of the fugitive premier as Phnom Penh’s move was not concordant with international practices and violates an agreement of the two kingdoms.

 

 

  

 

  

The Thai premier reiterated that Thailand does not want to cause any violence and measures to be implemented against its neighbour will not affect the daily life of people in the two countries.

“We will apply international standard approaches,” said Mr Abhisit. “Shouting doesn’t mean toughness. Sometimes a tranquil move may give a better impact, but we will not disclose it.”

The fugitive Thai premier arrived in Phnom Penh on Tuesday at the invitation of the Cambodian government after appointing him its economic adviser and personal adviser to Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Mr Thaksin lectured over 300 Cambodian businessmen and economists at the finance ministry on Thursday and is reportedly expected to leave for Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Friday.

Thai premier, who also chairs the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), reaffirmed that he will not ask for ASEAN to pressure Cambodia as this is a matter between Thailand and Cambodia.

“Whatever measure implemented will be the most efficient one and we ask the people to collaborate with the government to show our solidarity and patience,  said the Thai premier, “to show that the problem is not caused by Thailand, but by others.”

Mr Abhisit said although Cambodia will not change its stance, this does not mean that the conflict will be intensified.

He gave assurances that his government will protect the interests of the Thai people and expressed confidence that the situation will be under control and the country’s administration will not be affected.

“Please do not become a pawn of a person who wants to cause chaos, do not be the pawn of a person who does thing for himself,” Mr Abhisit said. “I urge the media to verify news before reporting it in a bid to prevent any misunderstanding and intensified problem.”

Mr Abhisit emphasised that he is not playing game with Cambodian prime minister, but as head of the government, he is protecting the interest of the kingdom.

Meanwhile,Thani Thongphakdi, Deputy Director-General of Department of Information, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said the ministry and the Office of Attorney-General are now considering the next move against the Cambodian government following its rejection to extradite Mr Thaksin.

Mr Thani said that it will take time to consider the matter as an aspect of law and then to review protocol.

The senior government official said initially he could not say whether Thailand would send another letter to clarify the issue with Cambodia. (TNA)

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Thaksin lambasts Thai government before Cambodian economists

BANGKOK, Nov 12 (TNA) – Convicted ousted Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra on Thursday lectured several hundred Cambodian businessmen and economists in Phnom Penh, attacking the Thai government for ‘false patriotism’ on his first assignment as an economic adviser to the Cambodian government.

Security officials ushered reporters out of the lecture venue minutes into the Thaksin talk, effectively precluding an independent assessment of what he actually had to say about “Cambodia and the World after the Financial Crisis,” his announced topic.

The lecture by the fugitive Thai premier at Cambodia’s finance ministry was made at the invitation of the Cambodian government after it had appointed him as its economic adviser and personal adviser to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen.

The Associated Press (AP) news agency quoted Mr Thaksin as saying to his audience “Of course, not all my compatriots see it that way right now. I do not believe those who do not share our vision now are myopic. Their domestic political compulsions force them to false patriotism. Let’s pray that they too will one day appreciate this partnership for progress.”

 

 

  

 

  

The fugitive former Thai premier reportedly planned to visit the ancient Angkor Wat temple complex after his lecture and may then play golf with Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Meanwhile, Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva chaired a National Security Council meeting believed to focus on Thailand’s next move after Cambodia rejected Thailand’s request for Mr Thaksin’s extradition.

The diplomatic spat between Thailand and Cambodia flared up when the Cambodian government appointed the former Thai premier as its economic adviser.

Thailand reacted by recalling its ambassador to Phnom Penh and revoking a memorandum of understanding over the overlapping maritime boundaries by Thailand and Cambodia signed in 2001.

The Cambodian government shunned Thailand’s retaliatory move, withdrawing its ambassador to Bangkok as a reciprocal action and handing over an already prepared note flatly rejecting Thailand’s request to extradite Mr Thaksin only minutes after Thai diplomats presented the extradition papers to officials at Cambodia’s foreign affairs ministry Wednesday morning.

In a related development, the so-called Patriotism Group 52, including a group of taxi drivers with their vehicles, gathered at the Cambodian embassy in Bangkok amid tight security.

The demonstrators submitted an open letter to representatives of the Thai foreign affairs ministry as the Cambodian government had recalled its ambassador to Phnom Penh.

The gathering was intended to express their dissatisfaction with Mr Thaksin?s appointment as Cambodian economic adviser as well as its rejection to extradite Thailand’s ex-premier.

The letter called on Mr Hun Sen to stop interfering with Thailand’s judicial process, to stop being a political tool for Mr Thaksin and to respect international protocol by extraditing the fugitive premier.

They also demanded that Mr Hun Sen and Mr Thaksin end their partnership. However, the demonstrators dispersed peacefully after handing over the letter. (TNA)

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : Internet   Category : Thailand News

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