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Cambodia denies claim of soldiers hired to help Thai PM in case of coup


22:34, November 28, 2011

PHNOM PENH, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) -- Cambodian government denied Monday that it had allowed or supported some 5,000 hired Cambodian soldiers to help current Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in case of coup to arise.

In a statement released by the spokesman of the Ministry of National Defense, it said the Cambodian side "denies a fabrication of information and incitement by Mr. Somkiet Phongphaiboon, activist of the People's Alliance for Democracy (Yellow Shirt) at which he alleged that people who are close to former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra had hired 5,000 Cambodian soldiers based along Cambodia-Vietnam border so as to help Thaksin's sister and his people in case of coup to arise."

The statement was made in response to Thai ASTV manager online which broadcast such allegation on Nov. 26.

The statement said based on the spirit of good cooperation between the two governments, Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen has highly valued the work of the General Border Commission (GBC) on the fight against terrorism.

"It is, therefore, the Royal Government of Cambodia insists that the Thai GBC to pay great attention and to take an appropriate action against the activist who had spread such false allegation which brings confusion and may jeopardize the friendship and good cooperation between the governments," it added.

The statement also said that "The release of such allegation is considered as an attempted terrorism act which might harm stability and security in the region, especially, while Cambodia is preparing to host the summits of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations."

Thaksin is known as close friend to Hun Sen and he had made several visits to this country since he was toppled from power in 2006.


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