Preah Vihear Temple Again in the Crossfire

Posted on April 21, 2009

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images8We talked about the 900-year-old Preah Vihear temple last year after its nomination as a World Heritage Site reignited nationalistic tensions between Cambodia and Thailand, spurring controversy.  The Preah Vihear temple was already damaged by armed confrontations that have taken place on the temple grounds, and now there are problems with vandals further damaging the property.  Working with UNESCO, Cambodia reports that they will be seeking compensation from Thais who are damaging the property, and that they will use international laws to prosecute vandals.

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