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News in Brief: Hun Sen said only International Court of Justice can resolve the Preah Vihear conflict

Prime Minister Hun Sen said that only the International Court of Justice can decide on (resolve) the Khmer-Thai border conflict.

Speaking
during a graduation ceremony on Tuesday morning just before the Asean
meeting on the conflict was due to take place in Indonesia, Mr. Hun Sen
said the UN and Asean cannot decide on the Khmer-Thai conflict because
they are not the court. He said only the International Court of Justice
(ICJ) can decide and resolve the conflict based on legal treaties and
conventions, maps and the 1962 verdict of the ICJ.

He said Cambodia had all the documents and has now hired 3 foreign lawyers to take the Preah Vihear case with Thailand to the International Court of Justice.

Thailand and Cambodia reinforced troops

Cambodian
sources from Preah vihear said that the situations in the areas on
Tuesday remain calm. However, they said that Thailand had reinforced a
large number of troops, tanks and weaponry to the areas opposite Preah
Vihear temple.

Speaking during a graduation ceremony yesterday
morning, Prime Minister Hun Sen said in response to the Thai troop
reinforcements, Cambodia had also reinforced its troops, tanks and
artillery pieces to the border areas also to counter the possible Thai
attacks.

Sounds of two explosions in Preah Vihear surrounding

Cambodian
Foreign Ministry spokesman, Gen. Chhum Socheat, said two explosions had
been heard in the vicinity of the temple yesterday morning.

He
said the first explosion occurred at 8:20 a.m in front of border post
No. 14 near the temple. The second explosion occurred at 9:30 a.m in Ta
Thav, about 5 km from Preah Vihear temple. He said the explosions
sounded like mine explosions.

There are reports
that on Sunday, cluster bombs fired by Thai troops during the clashes
from 4-7 February had begun to explode sporadically in the temple
surrounding.

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