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Thailand Row: Govt control of Thai firm temporary

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Cambodia Air Traffic Services (CATS) will return to its original management upon the conclusion of the trial of CATS employee Siwarak Chotipong, who was arrested earlier this month for allegedly stealing the flight schedule of fugitive former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, a government adviser said.The Cambodian government took control of Thai-owned CATS last week, installing a government care-taker and barring the nine Thai employees of the company from discharging their duties. Government adviser Tith Sothea, however, said these measures would be in effect only for the duration of Siwarak’s trial. “The government will implement the same structure as the firm had previously, and there will be no changes made from the original agreement between the firm and the government following the conclusion of the case,” he said. Siwarak’s defence attorney, Kao Soupha, said Tuesday that a Thai government delegation had arrived to assist in preparations for Siwarak’s trial, the date of which has not yet been set.



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