26 Apr '11, 1pm

Thai PM says border clashes won't affect election | Straits Times

Thai PM says border clashes won't affect election | Straits Times

Thailand's prime minister vowed on Tuesday to press ahead with a planned election despite the bloodiest fighting at the border with neighbouring Cambodia in recent history. -- PHOTO: REUTERS BANGKOK - THAILAND'S prime minister vowed on Tuesday to press ahead with a planned election despite the bloodiest fighting at the border with neighbouring Cambodia in recent history. Abhisit Vejjajiva said the clashes, which have left at least 13 soldiers dead and displaced thousands, will not halt preparations to dissolve the lower house of parliament soon for a vote expected to be held by early July. 'The border problem will not affect the house dissolution because there will be a caretaker government which has full authority,' he told reporters, adding that it was possible that the vote date could be announced next week. Thailand and Cambodia, which are fighting in two areas near an...

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