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Thailand lifts ban on Preah Vihear border conflict documentary

By Fri, Apr 26, 2013 9:30AM UTC 0 Comment

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 0 Comment

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...

Cambodia, Thailand seek temple ruling at ICJ

By Mon, Apr 15, 2013 7:17PM UTC 0 Comment

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Cambodia asked the United Nations’ highest court Monday to clarify a 50-year-old ruling on ownership of a 1,000-year-old temple near its border with Thailand, warning that maintaining the status quo would be a threat to peace between the Southeast Asian neighbors. The International Court of Justice ruled in 1962 that...

ICJ announces Preah Vihear Temple hearings

By Thu, Nov 29, 2012 10:04PM UTC 0 Comment

THE HAGUE. The International Court of Justice, ICJ, announced today the schedule for the public hearings in the case concerning the request for interpretation of the 1962 ruling in the case over the Preah Vihear Temple. The first round of oral argument is programmed for Monday 15 April, 2013, for Cambodia and Wednesday 17 April for...

Thai, Cambodian troops withdraw from Preah Vihear

By Wed, Jul 18, 2012 4:20PM UTC 0 Comment

PREAH VIHEAR, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia and Thailand have withdrawn their troops from a disputed border area to comply with a ruling by the International Court of Justice. Nearly 500 Cambodian troops and an undisclosed number of Thai forces withdrew Wednesday from a demilitarized zone near the 11th-century Preah Vihear temple, which the court awarded...