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PAD rallies against Thaksin, Hun Sen
Updated: 2009-11-16 00:32

PAD rallies against Thaksin, Hun Sen
Yellow-shirted protesters wave the national flag during a rally in Bangkok November 15, 2009. [Agencies] 

A day after the appointment of Thaksin, the Cambodian government announced recall of its ambassador to Thailand in a move to respond to the Thai government's recall of its ambassador to Cambodia.  

Moreover, on November 11 Cambodia refused to extradite Thaksin to Thailand after Thailand officially submitted a letter asking Cambodia to extradite Thaksin.  

On November 12, the Cambodian Foreign Ministry ordered Mr. Kamrob Palawatwichai, the first secretary of the Thai Embassy in Cambodia, to leave Cambodia within 48 hours, from 5 p.m., Cambodia's time.

After learning the Cambodian order, Bangkok responded by expelling a first secretary at the Cambodian Embassy in Bangkok, ordering him to leave Thailand within 48 hours, from 5 p.m., local time.  

Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva disclosed Friday that the Thai government will continue issuing measures to pressure Cambodia's appointment of Thaksin.  

The weekly cabinet on this forthcoming Tuesday will discuss about the possible measures against Cambodia and will also review bilateral projects with Cambodia.        

Also, the cabinet will discuss to suspend loan worth of 1.4 billion baht (42.02 million US dollars) planned for Cambodia.  

Thaksin was ousted by the military coup in September 2006, in accusation of corruption, and has been kept in exile since then.  

He returned to Thailand in February 2008 to face corruption charges, but he later fled into exile again and was convicted in absentia.

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