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The mission of this little blog is to bring your attention to support Cambodia after Thailand invaded her territory on July 15. In 10 days, this blog has been viewed more than 7000 times from many parts of the world. I really appreciate your enthusiasm. As it has caught your attention and there is an increasing number of blogs covering this news, this blog will not be maintained any more. However, the matter does not end yet; I do encourage you to keep yourself informed with the latest development and do as much as you can to help Cambodia and her efforts to deal with her big neighbour that has always bullied her. Here are the links for the news update:

Ps: There is a new website [preahvihearkhmer.com] where you can donate online.

Thank you very much.

We want no WAR

Cambodian soldiers eat breakfast with Thai troops (black uniforms) at a pagoda near Preah Vihear temple near Thai border in Preah Vihear province, some 543 kilometers north of Phnom Penh on July 18, 2008. Cambodian Premier Hun Sen urged Thailand July 17 to withdraw its troops, warning a “worsening” border row was damaging relations between the two neighbours.  AFP PHOTO/ TANG CHHIN SOTHY (Photo credit should read TANG CHHIN SOTHY/AFP/Getty Images)

It seems that both sides do not want to be the first to withdraw. They are now watching each other.
“Both countries need to pass their domestic legitimacy processes,” ministry spokesman Tharit Charunvat told AFP.

“When the government says withdraw, we will immediately do so,” said Anupong Paochinda who is a Thai army chief as he told Reuters he was waiting an order from his government to pull out.

“For our side, there is no problem at all,” Cambodian PM Hun Sen told AP in the capital, Phnom Penh, adding, “the issue is up to Thailand to decide when to act. For us, anytime.”

Thai soldiers sit near a pagoda near the Preah Vihear temple ...

Thai soldiers sit near a pagoda near the Preah Vihear temple near Thai border in Preah Vihear province on July 17. Cambodia and Thailand have both signalled their willingness to stand down troops amassed along their disputed border, but neither showed any immediate signs of making the first move.

(AFP/File/Tang Chhin Sothy)
Cambodian soldiers sit at the Preah Vihear temple in the Cambodian ...

Cambodian soldiers sit at the Preah Vihear temple in the Cambodian Preah Vihear province on July 17. Cambodia and Thailand have both signalled their willingness to stand down troops amassed along their disputed border, but neither showed any immediate signs of making the first move.

(AFP/File/Tang Chhin Sothy)

Thailand and Cambodia agree to adjust military deployment at Preah Vihear area

Thailand and Cambodia agreed on Monday to adjust military deployement in the area around the Preah Vihear temple, Cambodia’s Foreign Minister Hor Nam Hong said.

He did not elaborate how to adjust the military presence in the area.

The minister was speaking after holding talks with the Thai side for almost 12 hours in a hotel in Siem Reap province on Monday.

Source: The Nation

Thailand's Foreign Minister Tej Bunnag (L) and his Cambodian ...

Thailand’s Foreign Minister Tej Bunnag (L) and his Cambodian counterpart Hor Namhong speaks during a news conference after their bilateral in Siem Reap July 28, 2008. The Thai and Cambodian foreign ministers held talks on Monday to try to defuse a row over a 900-year-old temple that has raised fears of a military clash between the southeast Asian neighbours.

REUTERS/Adrees Latif (CAMBODIA)

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