Thailand says ICJ Should Ignore Preah Vihear Dispute

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Thailand asked the International Court of Justice (ICJ)  to ignore the dispute with Cambodia over the land around the Preach Vihear temple or else rule there is nothing to interpret in the case.

Surapong Tovichakchaikul, Thai Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister attending the trial on the temple dispute, rejected the claim there is a dispute between Thailand and Cambodia on the rights over what is the “vicinity” of the Preah Vihear temple.

At a briefing at The Hague after Thailand wound up its first session of oral statement to the panel, he summarised the Thai position in six points.

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