More drama over Preah Vihear unfolded over the weekend after Thailand’s World Heritage Committee first announced its intention to co-host the bid to list the disputed temple with Cambodia. Thai nationalists succeeded in convincing the Thai Administrative Court to issue an injunction against the Thai side of the hosting, alleging that Bangkok’s support for the listing is exchanged for business concessions in Cambodia. This injunction will mostly likely delay the submission of the proposal to list Preah Vihear as a World Heritage Site.
Thailand to co-host bid to get Preah Vihear listed by Unesco
Bangkok Post, 28 June 2008
Thai court blocks support for Cambodia temple bid
Reuters, via Asiaone, 28 June 2008
Court issues injunction in temple row
Bangkok Post, 29 June 2008