Hindu Temple Row Leads to Thai, Cambodian Troops Standoff

July 19, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: News Track India


Thai and Cambodian troops are now in confrontationist mode at the border dividing the two countries after four days of clashes over the ancient Preah Vihear Hindu temple.

There is a fear that the dispute between the two countries will escalate, as the Hindu temple has been a source of tension since the International Court of Justice ruled in 1962 that it belonged to Cambodia, a decision that still rankles with the Thais.