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UN: Cambodia wins temple dispute over Thailand

By Tue, Nov 12, 2013 10:05AM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Cambodia, not Thailand, has sovereignty over a disputed promontory around a 1,000-year-old temple, the U.N.’s highest court ruled Monday in a unanimous decision on a long-simmering border dispute. The International Court of Justice said a 1962 ruling by its judges gave Cambodia sovereignty over the Preah Vihear promontory and Thailand...

LIVE: Thailand’s Senate amnesty debate, and the Preah Vihear ruling

By Mon, Nov 11, 2013 10:30AM UTC 2 Comments Anti-government protesters pay respect to Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej during a rally against a political amnesty bill in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday. Pic: AP.

Two contentious issues are in focus today in Thailand. After over a week of street protests of all political colors, the Senate will debate on the controversial amnesty bill this morning starting at 10am, while later today at 4pm the International Courts of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, the Netherlands, will deliver its ruling on...

Preah Vihear: A tense wait and a school in the firing line

By Fri, Nov 08, 2013 11:20AM UTC Comments Off Preah Vihear: A tense wait and a school in the firing line

As Thailand and Cambodia await Monday’s ICJ ruling on the disputed Preah Vihear temple, Tom Metcalfe visited some villages on the Thai side of the border this week and found that, for the locals at least, peace is the priority… BAN PHUM SAROL school in eastern Thailand has an unusual display of pieces of broken...

Thailand lifts ban on Preah Vihear border conflict documentary

By Fri, Apr 26, 2013 9:30AM UTC Comments Off A Cambodian temple security guard on patrol at Preah Vihear temple. Pic: AP.

Earlier this week, the Thai independent documentary “Boundary” or “ฟ้าต่ำแผ่นดินสูง” (literally “Low heaven, high ground”) on the Thai-Cambodia border dispute around the ancient Hindu temple Preah Vihear was banned from commercial release by a sub-committee of the Thai national Film and Video Board (see previous coverage) for endangering “national security and international relations” and misinforming...

Thai documentary on Preah Vihear border conflict banned

By Wed, Apr 24, 2013 9:55AM UTC Comments Off A Cambodian police officer, right, stands near the 11th century Hindu Preah Vihear temple, near the disputed border of Cambodia-Thailand, in Preah Vihear province. Pic: AP.

A Thai independent documentary about the disputed border region with Cambodia and the ancient Hindu temple Preah Vihear has been banned from screening in Thailand for “national security” reasons, according to the filmmaker. The movie “Boundary” or “ฟ้าต่ำแผ่นดินสูง” (literally “Low heaven, high ground”) by Nontawat Numbenchapol revolves around a young Thai soldier from the violent crackdown...

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