13 Jan '11, 7am

Cambodia grants bail to Thai lawmaker: PHNOM PENH: A Thai ruling party politician who was among seven Thais char...

PHNOM PENH: A Thai ruling party politician who was among seven Thais charged with illegally entering Cambodia has been granted bail along with one other member of the group, their lawyer said Thursday. Panich Vikitsreth of the Democrat Party and Narumol Jitrawarattana, described as a female vendor, are now staying at the Thai embassy in the Cambodian capital as they await their trial for which a date has yet to be set. "We asked the court to release the seven Thai people, but the court only allowed two to be released on bail," Ros Aun, a Cambodian attorney for the group, told AFP. Each paid a bail of one million riel ($250). The other five Thai nationals are still being held at a Phnom Penh prison, Ros Aun added, and Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said his government would continue to push for their release from jail. The group was arrested on December 29 on charges...

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