Thailand Expressed Shameful for Listing Preah Vihear temple: PM Hun Sen
Thursday, 03 March 2011 07:18 DAP-NEWS/VORN SARUN
PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA, MARCH 03, 2011-Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday said that Thai side have started to play trick and expressed the shameful of the listing the Preah Vihear temple.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony of a university in Phnom Penh, Thai (PM) told the UNESCO director general about delisting the temple. “It is so shameful” as neighboring countries and opposed the listing of the temple. PM Hun Sen met the director general of UNESCO earlier week.
Thailand has opposed the management and development plan. Thailand used troop to invade Cambodia at area near the 11th century temple which has universal value. Recently, Thai troop waged war to occupy the temple ad used heavy weapons to aggress Cambodia.
Cambodia collected 414 waste shells of Thai weapon from the fighting.
“Indonesian observers will come to monitor the situation soon, “He added. On Feb 22, Cambodia and Thailand agreed to allow the Indonesian observers to see the permanent ceasefire. Cambodia also submitted already the fourteen points to allow the observers to implement their duties smoothly.
Thai troops invaded Cambodia on July 15, 2008.
Military Attaches Visits Khmer Preah Vihear Temple
Thursday, 03 March 2011 07:17 DAP-NEWS/VENG BOPHA
PREAH VIHEAR, CAMBODIA, MARCH 03, 2011-12 military attaches in Cambodia on Thursday visited 11th century Khmer Preah Vihear temple in a move to seek understanding about the damages of the temple by Thai troops in recent fighting.
Gen. Srey Deok presented about the damages of the temple and kinds of weapons that fired by Thai troops during the fresh fighting to the military attaches.
“Thai troops invaded Cambodian territory. They destroyed the world heritage temple. That is a crime, “He said, adding that Thai troops used the cluster bombs which banned by the international community.
“Now, the situation of border at the area is normal,” He added.
Thai troops have ambition to take the temple and the land of 4.6 square kilometers near the temple through unilateral map. Thai troops invaded Cambodia on July 15, 2008.