Preah Vihear simmers as more troops pour in

The troop count has escalated on both sides of the Tha-Cambodian border, although both armies have been showing unusual restraint (and there are even hints that the Thais do know they are on the wrong side of the border). Both governments have agreed to meet for talks on Monday.

Cambodia, Thailand continue troop buildup at disputed border
The Straits Times, 17 July 2008

Cambodia PM says Thai border row getting worse
Reuters, 17 July 2008

Temple could draw millions of tourists
The Nation, 17 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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