Tensions still high over Preah Vihear

A week after Preah Vihear was inscribed on the list of World Heritage sites, tensions are still high between Cambodia and Thailand, most recently when Thai troops reportedly crossed over into Cambodian territory yesterday (Thailand denies it).

10,000 Cambodians rally to celebrate ancient temple’s World Heritage status
AP, via International Herald Tribune, 14 July 2008

Push for Thais on Preah Vihear panel
Bangkok Post, 14 July 2008

Temple issue helps pin Thai stance on colonial map
The Nation, 14 July 2008

Post-mortem of govt’s handing of Preah Vihear
The Natiom, 14 July 2008

Political tensions driving temple row
BBC, 15 July 2008

Official: Thai troops enter Cambodia
AP, 15 July 2008

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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