Face-off continues at Preah Vihear

The tense standoff continues at Preah Vihear as both Thai and Cambodian troops (close to 600, at last count) face off at the disputed territory around Preah Vihear. The dispute seems centred around Cambodian settlers that have taken up residence on a patch of disputed land.

Crossing the line
The Phnom Penh Post, 16 July 2008

Thailand deploys reinforcements to Cambodian border: army source
The Straits Times, 16 July 2008

Authorities block access to Preah Vihear zone
Bangkok Post, 16 July 2008

Thai general calls for calm over temple row
Reuters, 16 July 2008

Controversy over temple land hots up
AP, via the Hindu, 17 July 2008

Cambodia says it will meet with Thailand to avert clash
AP, via The Sydney Morning Herald, 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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