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Legal team says falsified border map could give Thailand victory

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The falsified border map used by Cambodia at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) could be key evidence allowing a verdict in favour of Thailand, the Thai legal team fighting the case says. 

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra presents bouquets of flowers to the Thai legal team, including the only woman in the courtroom of the International Court of Justice, Alina Morin of Romania, heroine of the Preah Vihear temple case. (Photo by Chanat  Katanyu)

Virachai Plasai, head of the Thai team and Thai ambassador to The Hague, said the team noticed Cambodia's use of the falsified map as part of its formal request for the ICJ's interpretation in 2011 and had corrected it in Thailand's first written defence. But the falsified map with "colourful adjustments" was used again by Cambodia in its second written statement to the court in March 2012, the Thai legal team head said.

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