Tag Archive | Cambodia-Thailand conflict

ICJ press release| Request for interpretation of the Judgment of 15 June 1962 in the Case concerning the Temple of Preah Vihear

Request for the indication of provisional measures. The Court finds that both Parties must immediately withdraw their military personnel currently present in the provisional demilitarized zone defined by it,
and refrain from any military presence within that zone and from any armed activity directed at that zone. Read More…


Cambodian and Thai ministers of defense to meet in Jakarta

Phnom Penh. The minister of defense of Cambodia, Tea Banh, said this morning at the Pochengton Airport that he will meet his Thai counterpart, Prawit Wongsuwon, this Wednesday evening in Jakarta during the 5th ASEAN meeting of ministers of defense. Tea Banh mentioned also that the meeting with Wongsuwon is prepared by the Indonesian minister of defense, Purnomo Yusgiantoro. Both leaders will speak about the border conflict.

Buddhist bi-national march for peace during the Visakha Bochea

Sa Kheo, Tailandia – Banteay Meanchey, Camboya. Promoted by the intellectual Buddhist Thai leader Sulak Sivaraksa, a group of monks of the Thai province of Sa Kheo and the Cambodian province of Banteay Meanchey, did a march for peace among the two countries in the Dhamma Yatra pilgrimage. The activity was framed inside the celebrations of the Visak Bochea that remembers the birth, enlightening and passing away of Buddha that, according to the tradition, occurred miraculously during the same month and date.  The Thai group left from the Mai Sai pagoda in the Aranyaprathet district and their Cambodian colleagues from the O’Chrov pagoda district. They met at the international Thai-Khmer Friendship bridge. The activities were made by prayers and lighting of candles for peace and they will continue until tomorrow Wednesday at the Mai Sai pagoda. Cambodia and Thailand are among the most Buddhist countries of the planet and they shared the same school of Theravada Buddhism. The Joint Dhamma Yatra is a bi-national effort to promote peace and friendship among both countries.

International Court of Justice 1962 sentence over the Preah Vihear Temple

The Hague, 15 June, 1962. In its Judgement delivered today, the Court, by nine votes to three, found that the Temple of Preah Vihear was situated in territory under the sovereignty of Cambodia and, in consequence, that Thailand was under an obligation to withdraw any military or police forces, or other guards or keepers, stationed by her at the Temple, or in its vicinity on Cambodian territory. Read More…

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