Cambodia Stands to Keep Its flag Flied
Monday, 07 February 2011 08:35 By Soy Sophea
Phnom Penh: Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday reiterated that Cambodia could not remove Cambodia’s national flag at Keo Sikha Kirisvara pagoda as Thailand demanded.
Addressing to graduated students in Phnom Penh, PM Hun Sen said that the flag was completely in Cambodian territory according the International Court of Justice (ICJ) verdict dated June 15, 1962.
“We are defending our territory, we don’t want any piece of Thailand,” he said. “Although Thailand gives us [Cambodia] a piece of land, we don’t want it, and via versa.”
Cambodia and Thailand have exchanged gun fire for four day since Feb 4, 2011.
However, Cambodian Premier called on the intervention of United Nations Security Council to put an end to a 30-month-military standoff between the two nations after UN’ World Heritage Commission conclude the 11th century temple to the world heritage site in July 7, 2008. And he said that he was ready to send his foreign affair minister to the UNSC.
Cambodia To Send FM Minister to UNSC
Monday, 07 February 2011 03:51 By Soy Sophea
Phnom Penh: Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday said that he would send his foreign affair minister to United Nations Security Council for explaining the aggression of Thailand to its territory near a UN world heritage site.
Addressing to graduated students in Phnom Penh, PM said that he did care whether Thailand made any actions to the UNSC or not, adding that Cambodia had filed a complaint to the UN body.
Cambodia late Sunday sent a letter to head of UNSC Maria urging to hold an urgent meeting the council so as to stop the Thailand’s aggression, adding the action of Thailand damaged the peace and stability in the region.
Sunday night, Cambodia and Thailand exchanged gun fire, leaving more wounded as many as evacuated.
So far, there is no report of causalities from both side.