Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Cambodia Names Thailand’s Thaksin Economic Adviser, Xinhua Says

By Mark Tannenbaum

Nov. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Cambodia’s government has named Thaksin Shinawatra, the exiled former prime minister of Thailand, as an economic adviser, Xinhua News Agency reported, citing a statement today from the Cambodian government.

Thaksin was also appointed to serve as a private adviser to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, the report said. The appointment was made on Oct. 27, Xinhua said.

Thaksin, ousted in a 2006 coup, is wanted in Thailand after being sentenced to a two-year prison term last year for abuse of power. Thailand and Cambodia are neighbors that have clashed in the past year over border disputes.

Last Updated: November 4, 2009 10:32 EST

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