» 03/25/2009, 00.00
CAMBODIA – THAILAND
Preah Vihear temple raises Thai-Cambodian tensions
After last October’s clashes, which left four soldiers dead, the movement of 100 Thai troops into the disputed area causes alarm. Both governments try to downplay the incident.
29/07/2008 CAMBODIA – THAILAND
Cambodia and Thailand to pull back 1,200 troops from Preah Vihear
No results come from a day of talks; a solution seems faraway. Troop reduction is a good step, but if impasse persists the United Nations might step in.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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