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Thailand 'stoked' border conflict

P. Penh fires first verbal salvo as ICJ case begins

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  • Writer: Lamphai Intathep & Thanida Tansubhapol
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Cambodia accused Thailand Monday of having failed to withdraw troops from around the Preah Vihear temple and unilaterally claiming the border territory surrounding it. 

Judge Peter Tomka (centre) presides over the International Court of Justice (ICJ) during the case between Thailand and Cambodia over the Preah Vihear temple. Thailand will make its first oral arguments on Wednesday afternoon, Thailand time. (EPA photo)

The allegation was part of the opening statement Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Namhong delivered to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) as part of a week-long hearing on the territorial dispute which began Monday at The Hague.

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