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Cambodia is not base for movements against Thailand : envoy

Cambodia would not allow politicians or activists to use its soil as base for political movement against Thailand, said Cambodia's Ambassador to Bangkok Eat Sophea recently.

The envoy conveyed the message during a meeting with Damrong Kraikruan, director general of the Thai foreign ministry’s East Asia Affairs Department.

"Cambodia had no policy allowing anyone to use the country as a springboard for political movements which could be considered as interfering in the internal affairs of other countries," FM’s spokesman Sek Wannamethee quoted the envoy as saying.

Her affirmation was made following reports that fugitive pro-Thaksin activist; Jakrapob Penkair had attempted to set up a movement in a neighbouring country to lead an anti-coup campaign outside Thailand after the Thai military staged the bloodless coup on May 22.

The spokesman said Norachit Sinhaseni, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Thailand to the United Nations, is assigned to explain to Human Rights Watch in New York the necessity for the military to stage the coup after the agency issued a negative statement against the coup in Thailand.


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