Weekend standoff at Preah Vihear

The situation at Preah Vihear remains tense over the weekend, including one alarming incident where both armies had their weapons drawn and pointing at each other. Fortunately, no conflict ensued, and all eyes are on the Monday meeting between the diplomats of both countries.

Cambodian, Thai soldiers draw weapons in temple feud
Channel NewsAsia, 18 July 2008

Preah Vihear: has Thailand been duped?
The Nation, 18 July 2008

General: Cambodia, Thailand come close to shoot-out
AP, via Post-Bulletin, 19 July 2008

Much ado about a Cambodian Temple
Nation Media, 20 July 2008

Cambodia seeks UN help over spat with Thailand
The Straits Times, 20 July 2008

Cambodia-Thai Border Dispute On Asean Agenda
Bernama, 20 July 2008

Temple tantrums stalk Thai-Cambodia relations
Reuters, 20 July 2008

Thai politics ensnared in dispute over temple
International Herald Tribune, 20 July 2008

George Yeo says Thailand, Cambodia make pledge on border row
Channel NewsAsia, 20 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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