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Cambodia Awaits Talks With Thailand On Implementation Of ICJ’s Ruling

PHNOM PENH, Dec 21 (Bernama) — Cambodia is waiting for talks with Thailand on the implementation of the International Court of Justice (ICJ)’s ruling over the disputed land near the Preah Vihear temple, Xinhua news agency reported. “We will have to wait due to the current political turmoil in Thailand,” Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hor Namhong told reporters ... Read More »

Ancient Cambodian temple statues a step closer to reunion

The empty interior of the new Preah Vihear Museum, in Preah Vihear province near Cambodia-Thailand border, about 245 kilometers north of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Nov 12, 2013. Rising out of the jungle on white pillars, the new Preah Vihear Museum’s largest building stands empty. But Cambodian officials hope that one day it will be the place where nine ancient ... Read More »

Foursome honoured for Preah Vihear aid

Mon, 23 December 2013 Cheang Sokha Foreign Affairs Minister Hor Namhong on Saturday presented awards to four foreign legal experts in recognition of their help in the presentation of Cambodia’s case on Preah Vihear before the International Court of Justice earlier this year. The honorary award, called the Moha Serey Waddh of the Kingdom of Cambodia, was given to Gilbert ... Read More »

Defense Team on Preah Vihear Case Honored

By Phorn Bopha – December 23, 2013 Foreign Affairs Minister Hor Namhong on Saturday bestowed a medal and the title of Moha Sereivat on one of four foreign lawyers who successfully presented Cambodia’s case for disputed territory around Preah Vihear temple before the International Court of Justice (ICJ). The Hague-based ICJ, the U.N.’s top court, on November 11 ruled that ... Read More »

Cambodian top diplomat visits troops at Preah Vihear temple to explain World Court’s ruling

Xinhua | 2013-12-7 15:50:04 By Agencies Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hor Namhong on Saturday visited troops stationed at Preah Vihear temple territory to explain the interpretation of the recent World Court’s ruling over disputed land with Thailand. Addressing more than 1,000 soldiers at a military headquarters about 20 km west of Preah Vihear temple, Hor Namhong explained ... Read More »

Preah Vihear case: Indonesian ambassador offers help

Thu, 5 December 2013 Cheang Sokha Indonesia has vowed to assist both Cambodia and Thailand in implementing the International Court of Justice’s decision over the case of Preah Vihear temple, renewing its years-old involvement in mediating the dispute between the two nations. Outgoing Indonesian ambassador to Phnom Penh Soehardjono Sastromihardjo made the pledge during a meeting with Foreign Minister Hor ... Read More »

Hor Namhong Explains ICJ Ruling to Preah Vihear Troops

By Phorn Bopha – December 9, 2013 Minister of Foreign Affairs Hor Namhong visited Cambodian troops stationed at Preah Vihear on Saturday, where he expounded on the recent U.N. court verdict regarding a disputed area of borderland with Thailand. Roughly 1,000 soldiers stationed near Preah Vihear temple turned out to hear Mr. Namhong’s address, in which the foreign minister cautioned them against ... Read More »

Namhong vows temple talks

Foreign Minister Hor Namhong has said he will hold bilateral talks with Thailand over last month’s ruling on the disputed Preah Vihear temple when the bloody political crisis engulfing the neighbouring country subsides. Namhong on Saturday told about 1,000 soldiers at a military base near the Preah Vihear site that further negotiations with Thailand would take place after the current ... Read More »

UN court awards disputed Preah Vihear temple area to Cambodia, orders Thai security forces to leave

Disputed land: Cambodian bodyguards stand guard at Preah Vihear temple. (Credit: AFP) 12 November 2013, 10:27 AEST The UN’s top court has ruled that most of the disputed land around a flashpoint ancient temple on the Thai border belongs to Cambodia and that Thai security forces should leave. The International Court of Justice (ICJ) interpreted a 1962 ruling saying that ... Read More »

Thailand Should Pay for Damages Near Preah Vihear, Groups Say

Sok Khemara, VOA Khmer 13 November 2013 WASHINGTON DC – Outside observers and members of Cambodia’s opposition say the country should demand reparations from Thailand over damage to the border area near Preah Vihear temple, following a ruling Monday by the International Court of Justice that land adjacent to the temple is under Cambodian sovereignty. Members of the non-governmental Border Committee, ... Read More »