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Experts’ views on Thai-Cambodian dispute

By Thu, Feb 17, 2011 5:41PM UTC 1 Comment

Cambodia’s two major newspapers have recently run opinion pieces on the Thai-Cambodian dispute by two experts on Cambodia. In a letter to The Cambodia Daily, Prince Sisowath Thomico, who currently serves as an advisor to the Cabinet of King Norom Sihamoni, concluded that: Asean is really willing to help broker a peaceful settlement to the...

Letter to UN secretary-general to save Cambodian lives

By Tue, Feb 15, 2011 1:22PM UTC 3 Comments Letter to UN secretary-general to save Cambodian lives

Cambodian blogger and author Sambath Meas wrote a letter to Ban Ki-Moon, secretary-general of the United Naitons, that: “This [Cambodia-Thailand] war will not benefit anyone but the fat cats in Cambodia and Thailand. They live comfortably in the air-conditioned mansions and drive their Lexus or Range Rover while they send poor and defenseless Khmers to...

Cambodian-Thai conflict in tweets

By Wed, Feb 09, 2011 10:12AM UTC Comments Off Twitter. Pic: AP.

People’s perspectives War only fulfils the purposes of a few, but makes life miserable for countless others. #Thailand #Cambodia kritsz Wishing for a peaceful and quick resolution to the border dispute between #Cambodia and #Thailand near #PreahVihear temple. shintamani Is going to bed praying for #Cambodia, #Tunisia and #Egypt, may God hold you close and...

Cambodia-Thailand conflict: A proxy war?

By Tue, Feb 08, 2011 2:12PM UTC 2 Comments

U.S. starts war games near Thai-Cambodian clash, writes Richard S. Ehrlich of The Washington Times. Thousands of U.S. troops began military exercises with Bangkok’s military on Monday, while a bloody, four-day artillery duel between Thailand and Cambodia flared on their border and a decades-long Muslim insurgency smoldered out of control in the south. Cobra Gold,...

Comments from Cambodia on Thailand border clash

By Tue, Feb 08, 2011 10:46AM UTC 8 Comments A Cambodian Buddhist monk flees fighting on the Cambodia-Thailand border. Pic: AP.

The now annual Cambodia-Thai border clash has once again gained its highlight in global media outlets. While a lot has been written and reported on the recent fighting at the Cambodia-Thai border, I keep observing reactions and comments on both Facebook and Twitter to try to understand more of people’s perspectives, particularly those in Cambodia....

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