Adventures as Miss Saigon

Conflicts at the Cambodia-Thai border

Posted on: February 5, 2011

I began hearing whispers of this while we were in Cambodia, but the media seems to just be catching on now. I saw a clip of the conflict on the BBC news channel here, and saw this article earlier today.

The conflict looks to be over which country controls the Preah Vihear temple (which is not far from Siem Reap, I believe) that was given UN World Heritage site status in 2008. Preah Vihear is technically Cambodia’s, but the Thais are not giving it up without a fight. In this latest conflict, not only have people been hurt and killed, but Preah Vihear has been damaged as well. Here’s hoping the weapons can be put down and both sides can work together to save Preah Vihear.

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