Phnom Penh, February 4, 2011,AKP — Cambodia’s top diplomat affirms that the Royal Government of Cambodia will take legal recourse at the United Nations against Thailand for its army’s invading act on Cambodian territorial integrity.
H.E Hor Nam Hong, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation told reporters at Phnom Penh International Airport in the evening of February 4 that Cambodia is prepared to seek justice at the United Nations over the Thai invasion against its territorial integrity. He was returning from Siem Reap where the 7th meeting of the Joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation was held between the governments of Cambodia and Thailand.
“Thai army fired artillery shells of 105 mm and 130 mm on to areas adjacent to Prea Vihear Temple and beyond it, as far as Sra Em village ,18 kilometers deep inside Cambodia’s territory ”, said H.E Hor Nam Hong.
On February 4, 2011 at around 3 pm (Cambodia time), an armed clash broke out for several hours after the Thai army marched forward as far as Keo Sekha Kiri Svara pagoda of Cambodia. In addition to fire shots of small arms, Thai artillery shells were pounded on several areas inside Cambodia’s territory.