Coup reorients relations with Cambodia

Thailand’s military coup has reoriented Thai-Cambodian relations with surprising effects. Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s overt enmity and confrontation towards Thailand over the past several years have become conciliatory and accommodating for the time being. Whether this new pattern of bilateral ties is solidified depends ...

Thitinan Pongsudhirak

Authorities Wary of Red Shirt ‘Government in Exile’ Claims

Cambodian authorities say they are investigating whether a Thai “Red Shirt” movement is indeed seeking to form a government in exile within its borders, following a military coup in Thailand last month. The coup ousted Yingluck Shinawatra as prime minister, and supporters of her and her ...

Kong Sothanarith

PM ends exile gov’t talk

Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday that his government will work with the Thai junta that came to power in a coup last week, and quashed speculation that the ousted Shinawatra clan may be allowed to set up a government in exile in Cambodia. In a ...

Vong Sokheng and Daniel Pye

Cambodia not to interfere in Thai internal affairs: PM

Cambodia saw the military coup in Thailand last week as Thai internal affairs and the country would not meddle in Thai affairs, Prime Minister Hun Sen said Tuesday. The prime minister said Cambodia shares border with Thailand, so it is vital to continue maintaining relations ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Cambodia does not allow anybody to use its territory against other countries

Cambodia will not allow anybody to use its territory to oppose other countries, an official said Monday. Phay Siphan, spokesman for the Office of Ministers of Council, made comments after media reported that former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra who is brother of recently ousted Prime ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Cambodia keeps cool after coup in Thailand

As news broke yesterday evening that the Thai political situation had evolved from martial law to a full-blown coup d’etat, Cambodian government officials said they hoped the army’s takeover would be transitional and dismissed any concerns that tensions could rise on the Cambodia-Thailand border. ”We wish ...

Kevin Ponniah and Vong Sokheng

Cambodia urges Asean to issue statement on Thai political turmoil

Cambodia’s premier Hun Sen has urged Asean leaders to make a statement on Thailand’s ongoing political turmoil Sunday at a regional summit being hosted for the first time by Myanmar. Hun Sen proposed the statement at a morning meeting of Asean leaders. He is a close ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Cambodia calm as Yingluck falls

The ouster of Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra by that country’s Constitutional Court yesterday reverberated throughout the region, raising questions about how a Thailand without Yingluck at the helm would get along with its neighbours. But Cambodian officials and analysts were broadly in agreement that little ...

Amelia Woodside and Stuart White

Time right for talks on sea boundary

In 2009, the Democrat-led government and the People’s Alliance for Democracy accused ousted former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra of holding secret talks with Cambodia about exploiting oil and gas reserves in the Gulf of Thailand. The government threatened to revoke a memorandum of understanding on overlapping ...

Oil dispute flares up

Secret meetings between high-ranking Thai and Cambodian officials to solve the demarcation of disputed offshore petroleum resources took place during the administration of Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, the Cambodian National Petroleum Authority revealed yesterday.  In a statement some commentators described as “coordinated attack” by ...

Cables From Bangkok, Phnom Penh Show Varying Analyses

According to diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks US officials in Bangkok believed that Prime Minister Hun Sen’s decision to name former Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra as an economic adviser in 2009 backfired after it increased support of the opposition. The Premier at the time of ...

Oil Dispute CNPA ready to discuss claims area

Returning to the negotiating table is once again a possibility for the Cambodian National Petroleum Authority now that they have a stronger legal team. Due to the appointment of ousted Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra as an economic advisor to Cambodia, Thailand put the 2001 ...

Thaksin oil deal interrupted

A Cambodian and Thai dispute over oil nearly reached a resolution when then prime minister of Thailand Thaksin Shinawatra was ousted was revealed in diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks. The cable details a meeting between the US-ASEAN Business council in Phnom Penh on May 15, ...

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