12 Feb '11, 11am

Unesco said that it would send a special envoy to Bangkok and Phnom Penh soon to pave the way for a visit to the temple

No offer to 'mediate' dispute, say French THAILAND - A FRENCH offer to provide maps of the disputed border area between Thailand and Cambodia has been misrepresented by some Thai media outlets that claimed France had offered to 'mediate' between the two countries. Some columnists even attacked France for poking its nose where it wasn't wanted, leading the French Embassy to clarify the proposal. 'There never was any French offer of 'mediation' in the conflict between Thailand and Cambodia, as some media reported,' said Alain Gavillet, press attache at the French Embassy. On Friday, elements of the Thai media continued to misreport the news and even obtained reaction from Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva. Some columnists wrote pieces attacking the French government for trying to interfere in Thai-Cambodia affairs. 'Pardon ... sorry but please do not poke your nose,' wrote Po...

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sg.news.yahoo.com 10 Feb '11, 5pm

BANGKOK (AFP) - – Thailand opposes a proposed visit by the world heritage body UNESCO to inspect an ancient temple at the ...