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Section: General News - Cambodia has appointed ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra as economic adviser to Prime Minister Hun Sen in a move that seems certain to escalate tensions with Thailand, the Bangkok Post reports.
"Thaksin has already been appointed by royal decree ... as personal adviser to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and the adviser to the Cambodian government in charge of economy," said a Cambodian government statement read on state television on November 4.
"Allowing Thaksin to stay in Cambodia is virtuous behaviour ... good friends need to help each other in difficult circumstances." The statement went on to call charges against Thaksin "politically …