Prime Minister Hun Sen and opposition leader Sam Rainsy exchanged not so much as a handshake during the return of King Norodom Sihamoni from China at Phnom Penh International Airport on Wednesday, the first time the perennial political rivals have appeared together in public for years. Dashing speculation that they might take the chance to discuss the countryís political deadlock since Julyís much-disputed national election, which both Mr. Hun Senís ruling CPP and Mr. Rainsyís CNRP are claiming to have won, the two men dutifully took turns to shake King Sihamoniís hand on the tarmac but studiously ignored one another.
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