BANGKOK, 31 May 2011 (NNT) – Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has lambasted ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra for his remark that Thailand initiated the border dispute by intruding on Cambodian soil while insisting that Thailand has been a helpful neighbor.
Mr Thaksin recently gave an interview to foreign media and claimed that Thailand was the one who first invaded Cambodian territory and, in turn, exacerbated the border conflict between the two nations. As a response, Prime Minister Abhisit denounced such a statement, saying he was in disbelief that it came from a former prime minister of Thailand, who was supposed to protect his own nation instead of damaging its image. The Prime Minister assumed that Mr Thaksin might have said so as an advisor to the Cambodian government.
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