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Andorra-style solution beckons in Preah Vihear row

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  • Writer: Rene´ Gralla and Volker Grabowsky
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A temple of whatever religion shall be a place for peace, meditation, contemplation and prayer. In Prasat Preah Vihear (Phra Viharn in Thai), the ancient Hindu temple situated along the Thai-Cambodian border, this is regrettably not the case. 

A man looks at a structure at Preah Vihear, an ancient Hindu temple, which is a constant source of political friction between Thailand and Cambodia. Thailand could put forward a plan that would be the perfect face-saving solution for both parties.

Having changed ownership several times in the first half of the twentieth century, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) decided in June 1962 that the temple was situated on "territory under the sovereignty of Cambodia" and that Thailand had to withdraw its forces from the temple and its "vicinity".

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