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Preah Vihear protest called off

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  • Writer: Sermpong Thongsamrit
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SI SA KET : Members of a citizens group calling for the return of Preah Vihear temple to Thailand yesterday ended their rally in Kantharalak district after residents set up a rival stage voicing their opposition to the group's activities. 

Residents of Sok KhamPomvillage burn aneffigy ofPhan Kingsang,a leader of theDhammaYatra group, in front of Sok KhamPomtemple in Si Sa Ket’s Kantharalak district yesterday.Theyasked DhammaYatra to give up its campaign demanding the return of Preah Vihear temple from Cambodia and to leave the area. SERMPONG THONGSAMRIT

More than 50 residents in Sok Kham Pom village in tambon Phu Pha Mok set up a stage 500m away from the Dhamma Yatra group's stage, demanding the group halt their campaign and leave the area.

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