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Charnchai awaits clarity on ICJ territorial ruling

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SI SA KET - The commander of the Northeast-based 2nd Army Region has ordered his soldiers to stay in the Thai-Cambodian border area near the Preah Vihear temple. 

Lt Gen Charnchai Puthong said on Monday he sent an urgent order to the soldiers in the Thai-Cambodian border area shortly after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) delivered its ruling on the vicinity around the temple.

"We must wait for the Foreign Affairs Ministry to clarify the outcome of the ICJ's ruling as to whether we have to withdraw our soldiers from the Thai border area or not.

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