Thailand "hopes" for a delay in Preah Vihear registration

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IS PM Abhisit trying to pull a fast one? He announces that a delay in the official registration of the Preah Vihear temple will give Cambodia and Thailand time to resolve their conflict. Conveniently, the Unesco committee says that the formal registration of the site is to be pushed to next February because it has yet to finish matters at its end. But it sounds like Thailand is implicitly claiming that they have somehow caused the delay to happen – a move probably designed to placate the feelings that have run high over the matter and save face for not having their protest heard in Seville last week. Of course, I could just be reading too much into this short piece of news.

Thai PM says delayed Preah Vihear temple World Heritage Site registration could solve problems

MCOT, 30 June 2009
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