BP has already blogged on the skirmishes on Friday, but there were also additional clashes on Saturday where the Thais have confirmed at least 1 soldier was killed. At this point, it is still unclear how many civilians or soldiers died, but the Bangkok Post has the following report: Government spokesman Panitan Wattanayagorn said they...
Have already blogged on the border skirmishes yesterday afternoon, but last night Thai Army C-in-C Prayuth held a combative press conference. The press conference was held at 20:30, but did not air until around 22:15 (and on the the Army’s Channel 5). Matichon has a video and partial transcript here. Below is a summary: Prayuth...
The Bangkok Post: Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has given the army the green light to conduct a military exercise near Preah Vihear temple to display its strength as Cambodia continues to lay claim to the disputed area. … A senior army source who asked not to be named said yesterday the military exercise near the...
The Bangkok Post: Chaiwat Sinsuwong, a core leader of Thailand Patriot Network, claimed on Monday that he had received information that Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwon was behind the arrest of the seven Thais by Cambodian troops on Dec 29. He said Gen Prawit had contacted a Cambodian commander of a border army division, asking they...
Yesterday, BP blogged about the seven Thais who were arrested by Cambodian authorities on the grounds that they have illegally entered Cambodia. The arrested include Democrat MP Panich Vikitsreth, who until recently was the Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, but now serves as a member of the House committee on boundary affairs, well-known PAD activist Veera...
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