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About 100 Thai troops entered Ta Moan temple in the middle of the night; Border situation tense again

Sitting from
left to right: Gen. Hun Many, Gen. Hun Manet, Gen. Chea Dara, Gen.
Kheng Someth and Gen. Srei Doek reviewing a map on 28 Jan 2011 (Photo:
CEN)

Wat Keo Sekha Kiri Svarak flying a Cambodian flag (Photo: CEN)
Preah Vihear – A report from the
border claimed that about 100 armed Thai troops entered Ta Moan temple
last night. Also, the border situation in Preah Vihear is becoming
tense again after Thailand sent reinforcement troops to the border area
and demanded that Cambodia removes its flag from Wat Keo Sekha Kiri
Svarak Pagoda.
A source indicated at 10AM on
28 Jan that Cambodian troops are on alert at Ta Moan and Ta Krabei
temples in Oddar Meanchey province after Thailand sent additional
troops to this region. The source added that during the evening of 27
Jan, at around 7-8 PM, about 100 armed Thai soldiers entered the
perimeter of Ta Moan temple. These soldiers remained there for about 2
hours before they left after Cambodia insisted that they leave since
their action is contrary to prior agreements.
Meanwhile, the situation in
Preah Vihear temple is becoming tense again after Thai troops demanded
that Cambodia removes its flag from Wat Keo Sekha Kiri Svarak Pagoda
which belongs to Cambodia. However, Cambodia refused. The source
claimed that up to now, there is no armed clash yet, but that both
troops are on alert and are facing each other. Thailand also sent
troops and large amount of weapons to the region which had problems in
the past.
 
By Serey
Cambodia Express News
Translated from Khmer by Soch

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