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[Bangkok] More tanks sent to border area – Kasit criticises Cambodian soldiers

At least 10 more tanks from Bangkok and
Saraburi were deployed to the border area in Kantharalak district of Si
Sa Ket province on Wednesday morning, reports said.
Army spokesman Chinnakaj Rattanajitti said the tanks are for the planned annual military exercise.

Kasit criticises Cambodian soldiers

Clashes between Thai and Cambodian soldiers
since Friday (Feb 4) demonstrated the force of the Thai army, Foreign
Minister Kasit Piromya said.
“The fighting showed that Thai soldiers fired at Cambodia’s military zones while Cambodian soldiers fired at our villages.

“Moreover,
there were Cambodian soldiers at Preah Vihear temple when the two
countries already agreed that they will not deploy their troops to the
temple,” Mr Kasit said in a television interview on Tuesday night.

Cambodia must explain these two issues to the global community, he said.

Mr Kasit said he had asked for a bilateral meeting with Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Namhong.

“If
he [Mr Namhong] wanted the United Nations to intervene in the border
row, the Thai government is ready to clarify the situation.

“At least, the Thai government has never used the media to incite hatred,” said the minister.

Cabinet ministers had been visiting areas affected by the border clashes to take care of the villagers, he added.

Gen Prawit visits border province

Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwon on Wednesday
morning left for Si Sa Ket’s Kantharalak district by army plane to
visit residents affected by the border clashes, reports said.
He was accompanied by army chief Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha and other top brass.
Gen Prawit and his retinue will also visit Thai troops deployed along the border.
The defence minister and the army chief will later this afternoon
attend the bathing rites of Sgt Thanakorn Poolperm and Capt Rucharin
Chartkamdee, who were killed in the border clashes.
Gen Prawit said he will do everything he can to bring  peace to the border area.
He admitted he was concerned about the People’s Alliance for
Democracy’s plan to lead the yellow-shirts to visit local villagers and
Thai soldiers in the border area near Cambodia, saying it could worsen
the situation.
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  1. Anonymous
    February 9, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    More tanks for military exercises near Preah Vihear? Yeah, tell this only to children cos others will not believe this…

  2. Anonymous
    February 9, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    hey Thai soldiers! did u leave ur last messages to ur family before u come to invader ur nieghbor country?

  3. Anonymous
    February 9, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Thais, to the world in history, u r known as a thief. You dont know that?!

  4. Anonymous
    February 10, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Thai government and its foreign policy fucken bad.We can say Thai is tricky kid who always has provocative maner. It always explains quite different from what exactly it does.
    I can challenge you(Siem) ,Between your infantry and Cambodian infantry , then you will be loss.
    If you are great…let's don't use air force. just one by one by ground soldier….
    On the other hand,Let's go to W.C again.
    Don't make youself like a dog,na. I really wants you bark and bit too.
    Don't fight us at the back, But let's fight on the international Stage…
    Let's go…Kasit. VS Hornumhong.
    and Tricky Abhisit vs Sam dec H.SEN
    Any one other vs His.Ex Sok Ann

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