PREAH VIHEAR DISPUTE
The Foreign Ministry should formally reject Phnom Penh's claim that Thailand had intruded on Cambodian territory around Preah Vihear temple, the Democrat Party says.
The opposition wants the ministry to defend Thailand's actions in the temple dispute as the two countries prepare to argue their positions at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) this year.
"I call on the government to issue a statement against Cambodia's claim [at the ICJ]," Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva said yesterday. "To say nothing now would put Thailand at a disadvantage [during the trial]."
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