Preah Vihear

29 Mar 2013
A public forum on 'Preah Vihear and Phra Viharn: Pathways to A Shared Destiny' organized by the Institute of Security and International Studies (ISIS) at Chulalongkorn University on 21 March 2013.  Speakers include Chulalongkorn lecturers Vitit Muntarbhorn, Dr. Sunait Chutintaranond, and Dr. Puangthong Pawakapan and Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia Lutfi Rauf.
13 Mar 2012
On 8 March, Pridi Banomyong International College of Thammasat University organized a seminar entitled 'Thai-Cambodian Conflict: Nature and Solutions'.  See video clip of Charnvit Kasetsiri, former Thammasat Rector and currently senior researcher at the Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore.  More clips of this event will follow soon.
27 Jun 2011
The Director-General of UNESCO Irina Bokova has expressed her deep regret following the declaration of the Thai Minister Suwit Khunkitti during the 35th session of the World Heritage Committee being held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris from 19 to 29 June 2011, on the intention of Thailand to denounce the 1972 World Heritage Convention.
1 Jun 2011
 THE HAGUE, 31 May 2011. The public hearings on the Request for the indication of provisional measures submitted by the Kingdom of Cambodia to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the case concerning the Request for Interpretation of the Judgment of 15 June 1962 in the Case concerning the Temple of Preah Vihear (Cambodia v. Thailand) (Cambodia v. Thailand) were concluded today at the Peace Palace in The Hague, the seat of the Court. The Court will now begin its deliberation.
29 Apr 2011
On 26 April, Thai army spokesperson Col Sansern Kaewkamnerd spoke on a Channel 3 news programme about military clashes on the Thai-Cambodian border in Surin, saying that the Thai army was not on the defensive, and it hit back harder every time Cambodian troops fired at Thai soldiers.   
28 Apr 2011
NONG KUN NA, 27 April 2011 (IRIN) - In the Thai village of Nong Kun Na along the disputed border with Cambodia, security forces are digging in, building bunkers and training volunteers to act as defence guards.
14 Apr 2011
The latest statement from Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva in relation to posting Indonesian observers at the disputed area near Preah Vihear Temple clearly reflects that it is the military, not the government, that controls Thailand's foreign policy toward Cambodia.
22 Feb 2011
Sondhi Limthongkul told yellow shirts gathered at their rally site near Government House last Friday night what he would do if he were Prime Minister of Thailand.
14 Feb 2011
Prejudice against Cambodians is bubbling as border clashes continue sporadically and villagers flee back and forth. While some national media are quick to cast Cambodians as people not to be trusted, locals in Si Sa Ket have a more complex view of their neighbours. This doesn't stop some national papers espousing archetypal bias towards Cambodians, though such popular misconceptions may backfire and hinder mending ties between the people of the two nations well into the future.
9 Feb 2011
Both Thai and Cambodian leaders may say it was the other party that started the military intrusion into their territory, which led to death and injuries over the past few days. But the casualties were truly needless. This is not a time for Thais to unquestioningly unite behind their leaders but a time for calm, inquiry, scepticism and firm denunciation of war, no matter which side actually started it.
9 Feb 2011
Yellow-shirt leader Sondhi Limthongkul has urged the Thai military to seize Cambodian territory, including Angkor Wat, to barter for Preah Vihear Temple.
9 Feb 2011
Holding on to narrow nationalism means Thais have no recognition of how "terrorising Thailand were to Cambodia" over the centuries, said noted historian Benedict Anderson, a renowned expert of Southeast Asian history, just hours before the two kingdoms found themselves in a deadly military clash again on Friday.


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