» 07/19/2012, 00.00
CAMBODIA - THAILAND
Cambodian and Thai soldiers withdraw troops from disputed Preah Vihear temple
The soldiers were replaced by about 600 police officers of both nationalities. The event takes place after decades of battles that have cost dozens of lives. The area is considered a World Heritage site.
26/01/2011 THAILAND - CAMBODIA
Preah Vihear: "Yellow Shirts" against the Thai government, weak on border issue
Nationalists and Pad take to the streets, threatening a permanent siege. The protesters call for the withdrawal of the Memorandum of Understanding with Cambodia and the release of seven people on trial in Phnom Penh. Provocative billboards and military exercises raise tensions between the two countries.
17/10/2008 THAILAND – CAMBODIA
Tenuous truce between Thailand and Cambodia along border
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen appeals for dialogue, but military tensions remain high. A patch or border land near the Preah Vihear Temple is at the centre of their dispute. Thailand’s political crisis shows no signs of abating amidst fears of another military coup.
14/10/2008 CAMBODIA – THAILAND
Phnom Penh announces Thai pullout, Bangkok denies
Both sides issue statements and denials with regards to disputed border area. Cambodians claim Thais pulled back; Thais reject claim. For decades the Preah Vihear Temple, a UNESCO world heritage site, has been at the core of a dispute between the two neighbours.
11/11/2013 CAMBODIA - THAILAND
Preah Vihear: Phnom Penh gets sovereignty over temple area
The International Court of Justice rules Cambodia owns the land that has been the source of a long-standing dispute with Thailand, and calls on Bangkok to withdraw its troops. In the past, soldiers from the two sides have clashed with scores of dead and wounded. Thai nationalist groups reject the ruling.
28/07/2010 THAILAND – CAMBODIA
Bangkok and Phnom Penh again at loggerheads over Preah Vihear
Cambodia plans to use the 34th session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee to present its management plan for the Preah Vihear Temple, an area Thailand considers its own. Yesterday, a thousand Thais protested against the UNESCO in front of its offices in Bangkok. Thailand’s prime minister complains that the “world-heritage inscription often turns tourist zones into areas of conflict”.
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