Border remains tense at Preah Vihear

The fighting may have stopped at the border for now, but tensions at the Cambodian-Thai border are still high after a heavy firefight claimed casualties on both sides on Monday.

Borders stay tense, but armies back off
Bangkok Post, 17 October 2008

Thailand and Cambodia yesterday agreed to joint patrols and left the more serious issue of troop reductions to the next round of talks aimed at easing tensions at their disputed border.

The decision was reached in five hours of negotiations under the Regional Border Committee between Second Army commander Lt-Gen Wiboonsak Neeparn and Cambodian Fourth Army chif Gen Chea Mon at the tourist service centre on Pha Mor E Daeng in Si Sa Ket.

Both sides will resume talks in Siem Reap next Tuesday, said Supreme Commander Gen Songkitti Chakkabatr.

Books about Preah Vihear:
Structural characteristics of logged evergreen forests in Preah Vihear, Cambodia, 3 years after logging [An article from: Forest Ecology and Management]
Preah Vihear (River Books Guides)

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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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