Thursday, June 3, 2010

Cambodia says it again: We won't extradite Thaksin

Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Manhong says it again: We won't extradite Thaksin Shinawatra even if the Thai government sends another request to that effect.

"I would say we are too lazy to answer to Thailand because we have said many times already that we would not extradite Thaksin," he was quoted by the Phnom Penh Post as saying.

The minister said that since Thaksin had been appointed an economic adviser to the Cambodian government in October, he can travel to Cambodia , adding that he knew of no immediate plans for a visit.

Thaksin made several visits to Cambodia late last year, sparking a prolonged diplomatic standoff between the two countries.

Thai observeres noted that Cambodian Premier Hun Sen has kept quiet about Thaksin in the past few months and has refrained from expressing hostile views on the Abhisit government so far.

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