» 04/27/2011, 00.00
Clashes on border between Cambodia and Thailand. Bangkok calls off dialogue
This morning the two armies started to shoot in the Ta Moan and Ta Krabey temples area. The dividing line between the two countries is not clearly defined, and is the subject of dispute. An unsuccessful attempt by Indonesia to mediate is called off. The conflict has caused 14 deaths and thousands displaced.
17/07/2008 CAMBODIA - THAILAND
Dialogue begun, troops amassed at temple of Preah Vihar
Hundreds of soldiers from the two sides continue to arrive at the contested temple, although both sides say the measures are merely defensive. Tension is high and the Thai police have stopped a group going to the temple to protest. A "cordial" telephone call between the two prime ministers.
05/02/2011 THAILAND - CAMBODIA
Preah Vihear: fragile cease-fire between Thai and Cambodian armies
The two days of clashes caused deaths and injuries among soldiers and civilians. Phnom Penh denounces an "invasion" of its territory, and talks about the "explosive" situation along the boundary. Bangkok claims to have protected national sovereignty. Asean appeal: the conflict affects the economy in the area.
23/02/2011 THAILAND – CAMBODIA
Preah Vihear: Indonesian team to monitor fragile truce between Bangkok and Phnom Penh
Indonesia, which holds ASEAN’s rotating presidency, is deploying a team to monitor the border between the two countries. It will include civilian and military personnel, who will move along and across the border. Still, no ceasefire has been put in place as Thailand pledges not to withdraw its troops.
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.
21/07/2008 CAMBODIA – THAILAND
Cambodia complains to UN over Thai troops crossing border
Talks are underway between officials from both countries to solve the crisis. Both parties seem motivated by domestic political considerations and any solution will be hard to come by.
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