24 Feb '11, 4am

Thongchai and Baker on Phra Viharn madness

A short description of the temple and some traveller’s impressions can be seen here: http://www.worldheritagesite.org/sites/preahvihear.html The relationship between Thailand and Cambodia has been rocky since then. To cut a long story (which has by now much written up) short, it deteriorated sharply recently, into not just skirmishes but artillery and rocket exchanges that saw at least 11 people killed, many more injured, and many thousands fleeing bombed villages. At an informal meeting in Jakarta on Monday (Feb 22), Thailand and Cambodia agreed to Indonesian observers on either side of the border to help ensure a lasting ceasefire. Meanwhile, Thai-Cambodia joint commissions involved in border demarcation, are to meet again, possibly in a third country. I recorded Prof Thongchai and Chris Baker, and believe many interested in the issue would benefit from their readings of...

Full article: http://blogs.straitstimes.com/2011/2/23/stones-flags-and-...

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