A minor furore erupted when a spokesman for the Thai defence ministry spoke out on the ongoing dispute about management of the Preah Vihear temple, which resides on Cambodian soil but is only accessible through the Thai side of the border.
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Army warns dispute could have repercussions
Bangkok Post, 25 January 2008
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Military bungles over Preah Vihear
Nation Multimedia, 26 January 2008
The World Court has judged the ancient ruins as being part of Cambodia. However, the two countries have not come to a demarcation agreement on some immediate border areas around the sanctuary.
Lt-Gen Pichasanu said the World Heritage listing could lead to the disputed areas being annexed by Cambodia which, he said, has tried to rally international support for the sanctuary to be
given Heritage status.
The editorial on the Nation speaks out against the Defence ministry’s comment.
– Art & Architecture of Cambodia (World of Art) by H. I. Jessup
– Angkor Cities and Temples by C. Jaques
– Angkor: Cambodia’s Wondrous Khmer Temples, Fifth Edition by D. Rooney and P. Danford
– Angkor: A Tour of the Monuments by T. Zephir and L. Invernizzi
– Cambodian Architecture: Eighth to Thirteenth Centuries (Handbook of Oriental Studies/Handbuch Der Orientalistik) by J. Dumarcay and P. Royere