The New York Times says: The top judicial body of the United Nations on Monday sought to defuse tensions at a Southeast Asian flash point, ordering Cambodia and Thailand to withdraw troops from a disputed temple and establishing a demilitarized zone along their mountainous border. The piece also contains a couple of graphs of helpful […]
There’s news today from the U.N.’s International Court of Justice on the Preah Vihear temple. The BBC says: The UN’s highest court has ordered Thailand and Cambodia to withdraw troops from a disputed border region near an ancient temple complex. And: The court said both sides must allow access to observers from the regional bloc […]
Al Jazeera English today: Thai-Cambodia clashes continue despite truce A brief cease-fire between Thailand and Cambodia has broken down, shattering hopes for a quick end to the border conflict as the two sides exchanged fire for an eighth day and the death toll rose to 16.
The AP today: Thailand, Cambodia cease-fire reached after week PHANOM DONGRAK, Thailand – Thai and Cambodian military commanders agreed to a cease-fire Thursday after seven days of artillery duels killed 15 people, Cambodia said. Thailand did not immediately confirm it, but the contested border was quiet most of the day.
Just briefly, following the story I pointed out yesterday, here’s more from the Wall Street Journal. This is an editorial today on the ongoing Thailand-Cambodia clashes and Thai domestic politics: Thailand Going Rogue Fighting over the disputed territory surrounding the Preah Vihear Temple along the Thai-Cambodia border resumed last Friday, with both sides trading artillery […]
Today’s WSJ: Thai-Cambodia Border Dispute Adds to Election Worries A simmering border conflict between Thailand and Cambodia has killed at least 10 soldiers over the past three days and also threatens to complicate a heated political environment in Bangkok, where rumors are swirling about military coups or other ways to block planned elections. And: The […]
A Bloomberg story: Thai and Cambodian troops clashed in a disputed border area today, killing at least four soldiers in the first major fighting since the United Nations Security Council urged a permanent cease-fire two months ago. One Thai soldier died and six were wounded in the fighting, which occurred several hundred kilometers west of […]
A few more items to pass along: NY Times: Pause in Fighting Over Temple Between Thailand and Cambodia Analysis from Pavin Chachavalpongpun in today’s WSJ: Thailand’s Rising Nationalism NBC News World Blog: High farce at the Thai-Cambodian border BBC News: Emotional fall-out of Thailand-Cambodia clashes (Image: BBC News.)
Quick post to point out a recent AFP story that says Thailand’s exiled former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has arrived in neighboring Cambodia. PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Fugitive former Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra landed in the Cambodian capital Tuesday to carry out his new role as economics adviser to the government, an AFP photographer said. […]
AFP: “Heavy gunfire at Thai-Cambodia border: commander” PHNOM PENH (AFP) — Heavy gunfire broke out Friday on the disputed Thai-Cambodian border, a Cambodian commander told AFP, following a brief exchange of shots earlier in the day. “We are in a gun fight with the Thai soldiers now. There is heavy gunfire along the border,” commander […]