11 Nov 2009

Thailand seeks Thaksin's extradition from Cambodia

10:44 pm on 11 November 2009

Cambodia has received an extradition request from Thailand for former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

The BBC reports three Thai diplomats have given extradition papers to officials at Cambodia's foreign affairs ministry.

Cambodia has previously said it would reject any such request and a formal rejection is anticipated.

Mr Thaksin was offered a home and job in Cambodia after he was sentenced in a conflict of interest case in Thailand.