Thai-Cambodia Border Tensions Ease

April 6, 2009

Author: Staff Writer


Tensions at the Thai-Cambodia border which flared last week have eased, Thailand's prime minister says.

"The tension, which resulted from a misunderstanding, has eased," Abhisit Vejjajiva said in his weekly television broadcast.

The statement comes after Thai and Cambodian military officials met at the disputed border area which was the scene of deadly clashes that left at least two Thai soldiers dead and a dozen wounded on Friday.

Both sides had accused each other of firing the first shots in two separate clashes which were the latest in a long-running feud over a 900-year-old Hindu temple and its surrounding area.