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The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has no authority to interpret its own 1962 ruling over the disputed territory around the Preah Vihear temple, the Foreign Ministry's legal team says. 

Cambodia failed to follow proper procedures in making a request for an interpretation on the issue, Darm Boontham, director of the Boundary Division under the ministry's Department of Treaties and Legal Affairs said.

Mr Darm was giving evidence before a House committee on state security about the strategy which the country's legal team will pursue in handling the dispute.

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