Unearthing Malacca's earliest skeletons

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Remember the ancient bastions of fortress Malacca that was discovered late 2006 (see here and here)? There were also four 13th century skeletons discovered at the site, which was being analysed in the Centre for Archaeological Research Malaysia (where I’m based). They were having the press conference at the centre on Friday morning to announce the piece of news. Over the weekend, we also had the National Archaeology Seminar where we heard a paper presented about the skeletal finds from the site.


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Preah Vihear: Second round of talks resume today

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Today, Thailand and Cambodia meet in Siam Reap (ironically, the name means ‘Victory over Siam’) for a second round to defuse the standoff at Preah Vihear.

Turbulent times of an ancient temple
Phnom Penh Post, 25 July 2008

Temple tensions take toll on tourism
Phnom Penh Post, 25 July 2008

Senate panels outline temple stance
The Nation, 25 July 2008

In ruins, one man finds reason to live
Bangkok Post, 26 July 2008

Thailand wants to keep U.N. out of Cambodian row
Reuters, 27 July 2008

Positive outcome expected in Siem Reap talk : New FM
The Nation, 27 July 2008

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UN tables Preah Vihear, both sides prepare for clashes

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10 days into the standoff, it looks like the Preah Vihear issue will be tabled at the UN Security Council meeting. Cambodia is still on its diplomatic campaign to gain international support while the Thai PM has the remarkable gall to say the crisis will be over once the Cambodian elections are over – wasn’t it the incursion of Thai troops into disputed territory that sparked this whole debacle in the first place?

Waiting Game
The Phnom Penh Post, 22 July 2008

A Rumble in the Jungle?
Time, 22 July 2008

Cambodia warns Thai ‘aggression’ threatening region
Radio Australia, 23 July 2008
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