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Cambodia has pulled out half its troops stationed at the Preah Vihear border, amidst an agreement over the border demarcation with their Thai counterparts.

Cambodia cuts troops at temple

The Nation, 31 August 2009

Troops exit temple complex
Phnom Penh Post, 31 August 2009

Cambodia has cut back its military presence at Preah Vihear Temple – a trigger point in the past year – while Thailand’s Parliament is expected to allow the two countries to move ahead with boundary demarcation in the overlapping area.

“We have pulled out 50 per cent of the troops from Preah Vihear Temple,” Chhum Socheat, spokesman for Cambodia’s National Defence Ministry, said yesterday.

“This shows that the situation at the border is really getting better, and that both countries have a mutual understanding of peace,” he said.


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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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