Cambodia has taken over the running of the country’s Thai-owned air traffic control firm, in a deepening row between the two neighbouring countries. Cambodia also barred all Thai employees from turning up for work and put a Cambodian national in temporary charge.
The move comes a day after a Thai engineer working for the firm in Phnom Penh was formally charged with spying.
It is said he passed on details of last week’s flight to Cambodia by former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.
Mr Thaksin, who is wanted in Thailand to serve a jail sentence for corruption, spent five days in Cambodia in his new role as an economic adviser.
CLMV economies Outlook by EIC Q1/2021
Within the region, Vietnam’s economy is projected the fastest growth due to ongoing strong exports performance for electronics products and a resilient domestic economy.
The global recession and COVID-19 pandemic heavily affected CLMV economies in 2020, resulting in major slowdown in Vietnam and Myanmar whereas Laos and Cambodia faced economic contractions from additionally specific negative factors.(more…)
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