Thai govt to fight Preah Vihear case at World Court

Thai government is expected to handle a case related to the Preah Vihear Temple at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague--which was recently filed by Cambodia.

Last Updated: May 02, 2011, 16:28 PM IST

Bangkok: Thai Prime Minister Abhisit
Vejjajiva has announced that his government will ask the Thai Cabinet at its next weekly meeting on May 3 to set up a committee to handle a case related to the Preah Vihear Temple at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The
Hague--which was recently filed by Cambodia.

During the last episode of his weekly talk program,
"Confidence in Thailand with Premier Abhisit", the Thai leader
acknowledged that border clashes between Thai and Cambodian
soldiers have continued over the past week despite local
approaches for a truce.

Abhisit said, however, that he sees a positive sign
from the border situation, as soldiers did not use heavy
weapons lately. Yet, the Thai forces have remained watchful;
while staying on their same locations without making any
retreat.

Meanwhile, updated reports said that crossfire between
Thai and Cambodian border troops resumed overnight, from about
9pm last night to 4am this morning. There have been no reports
on new casualties or damage.

PTI