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Thailand and Cambodia dig in over ICJ ruling

Thailand and Cambodia dig in over ICJ ruling

By Fri, Jul 22, 2011 1:00AM UTC Comments Off Thailand and Cambodia dig in over ICJ ruling

In addition to the previous posts – see here and here – over the requirement to immediately withdraw the troops in the DMZ, but well we now have haggling on both sides. Cambodia: Cambodia on Wednesday said third party observers must be sent to its disputed border with Thailand before it will comply with a UN...

Preah Vihear, the Temple of the Auspicious One and the Many Faces

By Thu, Jul 21, 2011 1:13AM UTC 25 Comments here

Sihanoukville. The battle between Thailand and Cambodia for Shiva’s Temple at the top of the Dangrek Range is not new at all. If the Hindu god is regarded as the destroyer and the transformer among the Trimurti, thus his main Temple in the Indochina Peninsula resembles what his early worshipers knew of the Supreme Being...

UN court draws DMZ for Thai, Cambodia troops

By Tue, Jul 19, 2011 11:07AM UTC Comments Off UN court draws DMZ for Thai, Cambodia troops

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The U.N.’s highest court Monday created a demilitarized zone around a 1,000-year-old temple on the disputed border between Cambodia and Thailand, and ordered the armed forces from both countries to withdraw. Both countries said they were satisfied with the ruling by the International Court of Justice, meant to end clashes...

Cambodian government satisfied with ICJ ruling

By Tue, Jul 19, 2011 10:46AM UTC 1 Comment Sketch map of provisional demilitarized zone identified by the ICJ on Thailand and Cambodian conflict for areas near to Preah Vehear Temple.

Phnom Penh. The Cambodian government is satisfied with the ruling of the International Court of Justice that created yesterday a demilitarized zone around the Preah Vihear Temple [1, pdf][2] and asks Thailand not to obstruct Cambodia’s free access to the Temple or prevent it from providing fresh supplies to its non-military personnel, declared an official...

Thailand and Cambodian govt responses to the ICJ ruling

By Tue, Jul 19, 2011 9:00AM UTC Comments Off Democrat Party leader and former Thai PM Abhisit Vejjajiva. Pic: AP.

After the ICJ issued a ruling (as blogged about here), (1) temporarily creating a demilitarized zone around Preah Vihear with Thailand and Cambodia being required to immediately withdraw troops from the DMZ, and (2) that there should be ASEAN observers in the DMZ, Cambodia has got in first by announcing their response. Xinhua has a...

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