Monday, April 5, 2010

Cambodia will not invite Thaksin to the country during red shirts' protests : Hun Sen

The Nation

Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen (L) gets ready for his speech as his counterparts from Thailand Abhisit Vejjajiva (R) and Laos Bouasone Bouphavanh sit next to him during the Mekong River summit in Hua Hin April 5, 2010. Leaders of four countries badly hit by falling water levels in Mekong river, Southeast Asia's longest waterway, met on Monday with China, blamed by activists for squeezing the upper stream of the river with dams.


Cambodia will not invite ex-Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra to the country during the period that the red shirts hold mass rally in Thailand, Khmer PM Hun Sen said.

Thai Deputy PM Suthep Thaugsuban quoted Hun Sen as saying that the move will aim at preventing Thaksin from using Cambodia as a stage to criticise the Thai government.

Suthep on Sunday met Hun Sen on the sideline of mekong Summit.

This surprised many as Hun Sen himself criticised Abhisit government and angered the government by appointing Thaksin as his economic adviser.

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