09 Apr '11, 9am

Cambodia disappointed with Thailand in border row: JAKARTA: Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Namhong on Saturday e...

Cambodia disappointed with Thailand in border row: JAKARTA: Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Namhong on Saturday e...

JAKARTA: Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Namhong on Saturday expressed disappointment over Thailand's refusal to send Indonesian military observers to the disputed Thai-Cambodia border. "If Thailand wishes really to have a ceasefire at the border, why should they hesitate to receive Indonesian observers," he told reporters in Jakarta ahead of an Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) meeting on the relief response to tsunami-ravaged Japan. "Every time there's an armed clash, they always accuse Cambodia of starting the fighting. In such a case, why don't they accept (the) role of Indonesia as mediator?" he added. At an ASEAN meeting in February, Thailand and Cambodia agreed to accept Indonesian observers to a flashpoint section of the border where heavy fighting erupted the same month. But Thailand's military in March said the observers were not wanted in the dispute...

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