Saturday, November 09, 2013

Thai planes raise Cambodia tension ahead of Preah Vihear ruling

The Preah Vihear temple was listed as a World Heritage site in 2008

BBC news - 

The chief of Cambodia's military forces on the Thailand border has called an emergency meeting after Thai aircraft were seen flying low around disputed land near the Preah Vihear temple.

A helicopter and small spotter plane were seen early on Saturday. 

Tension on the border is high ahead of a verdict due on Monday by the UN's highest court on where the border lies around the ancient temple. 

Fighting in the area in 2011 left 18 people dead and thousands displaced.

The BBC's Jonathan Head in Bangkok says Cambodian troops have dug trenches and bunkers near the temple and similar fortifications are visible on the Thai side.

However, Cambodian regional commander General Srey Deuk told the BBC on Saturday he expected no problems with the Thai military after Monday's verdict.

He said no troop reinforcements had been brought up to the temple.

A 1962 verdict by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) declared the temple to be Cambodian but did not rule on the area around it.

Cambodia sought a clarification of the ruling in 2011 after fighting broke out.

Both countries have agreed to abide by the ICJ ruling but fears remain that nationalist groups may stir up violence in border villages.

Thai nationalist group the Thai Patriotic Network has already said it will reject any judgement from the ICJ, The Nation newspaper reported.

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered troops along the border to stay calm.

"I'd like to appeal to all armed forces who are on duty to defend the border to keep calm, exercise utmost restraint and avoid any activities that could lead to tension or clashes," he said in a televised broadcast on Thursday.

He said he and Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra had agreed that their two countries "have to comply with this decision and try to maintain peace and stability along the border at any cost".



Anonymous said...

Khmer ( ( ( Y U O N ) ) ) Siem

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Anonymous said...

ចរិកដូចអាមួយនេះមិនមែនជាខ្មែរទេ​ ថ្ងែណាមួយអ្ហែងនឹងដឹងខ្លួនដូចខ្មោច៧ថ្ងែហើយ​ អាឡប់!

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Anonymous said...

thailand's claim line was siem's unilateral line. cambodia's line was siem-franco treaty line which one you think the icj will rule in favor? the illegal line or the treaty line? keep in mind, the court of law is lawful, siem's disrespect is not lawful! so, who do you think the court finds justice for? think! yes, the court is the court of law,not the court of bribery!

Anonymous said...

by Anonymous Poet

តែសូមម្ចាស់កុំបង់បោះ សូមលើកយកចូលផ្ទះ
នាសិសររដូវ បើអ្នកពិតជាម្ចាស់នៃ ជាប់ប៉ូលខាងជើង!

មិនខុសឥពីជីវិត្តខ្មែរ សែនស្រស់ឥតបី
បើមានសេរី ជាម្ចាស់ខ្លួនឯង
ខ្មែរច្រើនសន្ធឹក ក្រោកហើយរលឹក
តែនៅអនិច្ចា ដល់វិញ្ញាណកប់ជ្រៅ
ក្រោមអំណាចខ្មៅ យូរលង់មកហើយ
វាបានរម្លាយ ឃ្លាំងគំនិតខ្មែរល្អ៖
បញ្ចូលបន្តរ ឲ្យខ្មែរខ្លបខ្លាច
បង្កើតកលយុទ្ធ ឲ្យខ្មែរបាក់ស្បាទ
មិនហ៊ានសង្វាត យកសិទ្ធខ្លួនឯង
បញ្ញវណ្ណខ្មែរអភ័ព ព្យាយាមរងរ៉ាប់
បងសង្ខារស្ដែងៗ អ្នករស់បន្តរ
ខំប្រឹងឥងល្ហែ ឃោសនាពន្យល់
ដាស់សតិកូនខ្មែរ ឲ្យក្រោកទប់ទល់
ដើម្បីបន្សល់ កេរ្ដិ៍អោយកូនចៅ!

ខ្ញុំសូមអង្វរ កល្យាណប្រជាធិប្បតេយ្យ
ជួយថែរថួន សួនកម្ពុជា ឲ្យផ្កាកូនខ្មែរ
រីកស្រស់និស័យ កម្មសិទ្ធនៃលោក
ត្បិតខ្ញុំកើតមក ក្នុងដែនភិតភ័យ
សុំរស់មានន័យ ដូចផ្កាមានម្ចាស់
ថែទាំឥតខ្ចោះ ក្នុងសួនពសុធា!


Anonymous said...

That is undemocratic action by school of vice for deleting free speech. You can delete their free expressions from the board buf you can not kill their souls.

Anonymous said...

4:40am, free speech without ethical code of conduct and self-restraint is called abuse of that rights. people can have freedom speech, but think open you open your mouth. sometimes, people use the freedom of speech to complicate the matter, not supporting it. in all public services and professional jobs, to prevent the abuse from freedom, etc, the organization usually put in place a disclaimer or a ethical code of conduct to protect itself and other's rights as well. cambodian people should practice this more.

Anonymous said...

comes monday, the border line around cambodia's preah vihear temple will be clear to everybody!

Anonymous said...

5:59am/School of Vice,
The public readers have observed that you have deleted so many posts neither they abused nor they insulted you. They, many only expressed their anger toward Yuo, but you are the one who abuse others' free speech. KI created by my uncle under a fake name Moan Preuk (MP), he had never made rules, he loved to read Khmers learned how to express themselves. It is just a Khmer Blog to colect Khmers around the world if they are able to enter KI. Khmer people from all walk of life will learn from one another how to debate as civilized people, they dont need you to be a policeman or

If you keep deleting their posts without offering your arguments, how are you going to help some Khmers to know or ever understand what they have expressed were right or wrong?

Your behavior make you a very negative nasty cruel dictator just like Hun Sen and those evils in CPP.

You are very Irrational nasty being looking down on Khmer people and to you they are just nothing.

There are No righteousness among us, but we can learn from each others for a better Khmer society.


Anonymous said...

Excellent argument.

NO Righteous Not even 10 000 Buddhas including the last Buddha, except Christ the living God (Preah Rouss or Preah Se Art Metrey).

It's Communist style, everyone are wrong except themselves.

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Anonymous said...

No such thing. If the Viet can come and go as they please, so can the Thai.
I would like to invite the Laotian as well.
Lets not discriminate....Hun Sen.

Anonymous said...

Where are អា សម រង្សី ,អារន្ទះបាញ់
អា កឹម សុខា អាមេបោកប្រាស់ អាជញ្ជក់ឈាមខ្មែរ!