UN tables Preah Vihear, both sides prepare for clashes

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

Thai villagers along border take up arms
Bangkok Post, 23 July 2008

The win-win way for Cambodia and Thailand
Bangkok Post, 23 July 2008

Thais living on Cambodia border brace for clashes
Reuters, 23 July 2008

UN Security Council to discuss Thai-Cambodia dispute
AFP, 23 July 2008

Thais living on Cambodia border brace for clashes
Reuters, 23 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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